|[3:45 PM] Apple Stock Watch: Apple Closes Lower In Last Minute Trading
Apple's stock traded in positive territory throughout the day, only to close in the red in the last few minutes of trading. While markets were nervous about yesterday's tightening bias, those issues seemed pushed aside in today's trading. Still, a general rally in the market left computer oriented stocks mixed.
Apple closed at 67 3/16, a loss of 3/4 or 1.10%. Volume remains strong with 7,171,300 shares trading hands. Adobe, Symantec, and Macromedia all closed higher, with Macromedia posting a gain of 8 15/32 or 18.21%. In the AIM circle, IBM closed lower, though Motorola closed higher.
On the Dark Side, Microsoft, Intel, and Hewlett-Packard all closed higher. Dell and Gateway 2000 both closed lower while Compaq closed unchanged.
The Dow and the Nasdaq both ended the day higher. The Dow closed at 10588.34, a gain of 187.75, while the Nasdaq closed at 2857.21, a gain of 57.54.
For full quotes on all the companies mentioned in this article, we have assembled this set of quotes at Yahoo! for your reference. We also have these same quotes reported live (20 minute delay) on our home page [Editor's Note: As of this writing, the home page stock quotes are down for maintenance.] For other stories regarding Apple's stock activity, visit our Apple Stock Watch Special Report.