A couple of days ago we informed you about the report on Steve Jobs’ heart attack, posted on CNN’s iReport by a citizen journalist. Now the matters are under investigation by the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) in the US, as this rumour caused some serious stock market shifts.
SEC suspects that this entire affair might be a plot used to drive Apple’s stocks down, for some Wall Street quick profit. Immediately after the story about the heart attack was posted, Apple’s stocks went down 10% (from $106.50 to $94.65), recovering when the company denied the information. (Relevant Reading: is motley fool worth it?)
This shows how vital Steve Jobs is for Apple and analyst Gene Munster, from Piper Jaffray claims that in case the turtle neck shirt tech superstar left the company, its stocks would drop about 25%, which amounts to about $21 billion. We remind you that Jobs, 54 battled pancreatic cancer and survived and now he claims he’s doing well, despite the media speculations, born when he first appeared on stage to introduce the new iPhone, looking slimmer and tired.