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Steve Jobs Resigns: Apple Stock Tumbles In After-Hours Trading, Analysts Remain Optimistic

Apple's banal is aerobatics in after-hours trading on account that Steve Jobs is resigning as arch of the company. Afterwards closing at $376.18, Angel banal has collapsed 5 percent to $357.02 as of 7:59ET, according to NASDAQ.

Jobs, who cited an disability to accommodated his "duties and expectations as Apple's CEO" as the acumen for his dispatch bottomward afterwards 14 years, continues to action a anatomy of pancreatic blight added treatable than added forms of the disease.
He will replaced by Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook. Many analysts say Jobs, who was aftermost year alleged "World's Most Valuable CEO" by Barron's, leaves a fundamentally-sound aggregation able to survive after him at the helm.

"The absolute takeaway is not to belittle the bench," Kevin Dede, an analyst at Brigantine Advisors, told Reuters. "He's got an amazing casting acknowledging the operation of the company."
Cook, who has served as COO back 2004, is "highly regarded" central apple, Ashok Kumar, an analyst at Rodman & Renshaw LLC additionally told Reuters. "From a assumption angle they could not possibly analyze a more good candidate."

Cook has already served in the role of acting CEO assorted times over the advance of Jobs' action with cancer, and the aftereffect on banal prices has been mixed. On January 17, back Apple's lath of admiral aftermost accepted Jobs a leave of absence, Apple's banal biconcave 6.2 percent to $326.72 on January 21 from $348.48 on January 14, afore afresh rising.

Still, alike as stocks dropped, analysts bidding aplomb in Cook's abilities to advance the aggregation with Jobs.
"Cook has performed flawlessly in the accomplished as AAPL's acting CEO," Gleacher's Brian Marshall said in January, according to Fortune. "[W]e apprehend he will become the full-time CEO of Angel this year with Jobs hopefully confined as a chief advisor."

Also in January, according to Fortune, Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore alleged Cook a "proven abettor and actual able of managing Apple's day to day operations." He added: "We additionally accept Apple's artefact roadmap for the abutting 12 months is abundantly set and Cook (and team) will ensure brittle beheading on that roadmap."

In January 2009, back Jobs aboriginal took a leave of absence, Angel was in the average of convalescent from a banal bazaar collapse that acquired the company's banal to bead by over 50 percent, according to Forbes. That time, Angel connected its abiding accretion from the banking collapse in animosity of Jobs' absence.
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