Originally Posted by Firefly7475
Any idea what those stocks would be worth now if Microsoft had held onto them?
Just quickly had a look at that. I don't know when in 1997 the deal was consumated, so I picked the middle of the year, Jun 27, 1997.
AAPL was $4.23, and the close last Friday 14th Oct, 2011 was coincidentally 100 times greater than that at $422.00.
$150M would have bought 35,460,993 AAPL shares.
Had MS kept those shares, they would be a $15B shareholder, nice "penalty" for losing/settling the case, but I understand they sold out a few years later. Great timing MS : )
I wonder if the new biography will throw further light on these type of things