Someone Just Dumped $1.3 Billion Worth Of AAPL Shares

Tyler Durden's picture

While quad-witching on index-rebal day usually leads to odd sights in the market, there was little confusion about what happened at the open, when as Bloomberg first noted, Apple shares dipped 0.1% lower after a size seller dumped 9.24 million AAPL shares in a single block trade at the Nasdaq open, at a price of $141.00, amounting to just over $1.3 billion worth of AAPL stock.

It is unclear as of this moment whether Warren Buffett was the buyer.

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BigWillyStyle87's picture
BigWillyStyle87 (not verified) Mar 17, 2017 9:22 AM

Obviously a .gov fat finger mistake. They meant to dump 1.3billion GLD shares.

froze25's picture

OK guys you got me, it was me... Must of been a central bank or sovereign wealth fund.

Arnold's picture

Tim Cook, for the the children for the compound.

Consuelo's picture



Of the compound most likely...


You want pepperoni on that...?  

HowdyDoody's picture

Maybe someone wanted to go on a trip to Italy. There are some great sights such as the Leaning Tower of Pizza.

MFL5591's picture

Warren Buffett was out promoting Apple so he is likely the one who dumped it.  Do not trust that iar on anyuthing!

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) MFL5591 Mar 17, 2017 9:32 AM

Maybe Buffett was hoping for a Newton 2 instead of one of those explodable curvy screen thingys

PlayMoney's picture

Probably SNB as they get together in unison globally to dump the markets. They got $2 Billion-ish. Wednseday was Yeller signalling ....readyyyyyyyyyyyyy..............DUMP!

NugginFuts's picture

Maybe the AAPL is rotten.

runswithscissors's picture

I'm waiting for the epic gold dump. When will that be?

Dr. Engali's picture

Yeah, that was me. Sorry about that guys.

spastic_colon's picture

buffett was the seller

Iconoclast421's picture

Someone had to free up some cash to buy AVXS.

SoDamnMad's picture

It was I. Sorry if I didn't announce it first here on ZH.  I'm buying a car (foreign) and needed some liquidity in my checkbook.  It won't happen again, I promise.

Rainman's picture

SNB sells AAPL, buys SNAP on the dip

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

oh shit!

sell APL then?

Logan 5's picture

Arent you listening?


Buy SNAPPLE! (frontrun the big merger)

mily's picture

Its friday, buy apple schnaps...

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) mily Mar 17, 2017 10:05 AM

It's St. Patricks Day ~ Buy green apple schnaps

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

Buy SNAPPLE! (frontrun the big merger)

I think it makes more sense to merge TESLA with SNAP,

cause apple at least does make a profit

Logan 5's picture

Yeah but, 'SNAPSLA' doesn't have a funky sounding rhythm to it that I can bug out to.

Mementoil's picture

TESNAP sounds better...

aminorex's picture

APL is doing very well these days, albeit under the name of Dyalog, in part due to interest in the co-dfns programming model, which might be an excellent applicative model for GPU coding, and hence see significant uptake in the machine learning community generally and neural networks specifically, if it can morph into a robust platform.


While the market cap of APL is insignificant, for that very reason it has much more upside than bloated AAPL.

venturen's picture

switerland, Buffet, China, BOJ....what money printing central bank?

adr's picture

Confirmation that the new iPhone8 looks exactly like a curved Samsung Galaxy 6 probably isn't going to help, new iPads won't move.

The iPhone 8 will be  a disappointment. OOOOOOHHHH Curved glass and a software based home button.

Apple was able to channel stuff their way to a good quarter last time, but the future of Apple isn't bright.

iTunes and the rest of the app store has too much competition elsewhere. Apple TV is dead, the Apple computer business is dead, the iPod is dead, the iPad is dead, leaving only the iPhone which is a sad overpriced completely outclassed device. There is no reason for Apple to be anywhere near all time highs. 2008-2010 was the golden age for Apple.

friendly manitoba's picture

or  maybe someone bought $1.3 bil appl  and the seller took a $1b  gain  and reduced their exposure from 90% of their portfolio to 50%

Soul Glow's picture

The banks will tell their customers this is the perfect time to BTFD.

venturen's picture

when hasn't been the perfect time to BTFD?

Bopper09's picture

Don't worry, the Swiss central bank will scoop them up.

B1G mNy's picture

Well it happens! I personally don't own any Apple stock for good reason.

actionjacksonbrownie's picture

0.1% drop. The HORROR!!!


C'mon over to the HUI, if you want to see what "drop" actually means.

Hulk's picture

NO, it was me folks, Neeed some beer money for St Paddys day !!!

Soul Glow's picture

Can I join you?  I'll bring Lennon Hendrix :)

Hulk's picture

LOL ! Bring Mr Lennon Hendrix and the beer's on me !!!

katagorikal's picture

You could buy 42 pints of Guinness for every person in Ireland with that wad in your back pocket.

Pulp Culture's picture

My iwatch says it was time to sell.

J bones's picture

I would have thought it would be more red after 1.3b

Maybe its just a start

TheVoicesInYourHead's picture

Cookie just unloaded his remaining shares because they were just too "faaabulous" or "maaavelous".

tedstr's picture

....betcha AAPL was the buyer.  pre aranged block trade

Citizen_x's picture


I think you're correct.

Cardinal Fang's picture

Trump's proposed budget slashes funding for AAPL.

behind the curtain's picture

Citizens Bank customers in the Pittsburgh area reported Friday morning that their direct deposit did not arrive in their accounts as expected.


Citizens probably loaded the boat with AAPL stock using direct deposit money :)

Dilluminati's picture

Good call.. why hang around and not grab the profit?

I marvel watching monkeys with their hands in the jar.

Publicus's picture

Yeah, and someone just bought$1.3 Billion Worth Of AAPL Shares.

Zerohedge is just a bunch of 10 year olds writing article.s

Fed-up with being Sick and Tired's picture

Finally someone with Brains make a comment. For every seller, there is a Buyer standing on the bid...

Blankenstein's picture

Yeah, probably a pension fund.