Luck Of The Apple: Over 3 Million 'New iPads' Sold During Opening Weekend
March 20, 2012 at 3:39 AM (PT)
So how was your ST. PATRICK'S DAY weekend? Suffice it to say, no matter what you or any other business in the world did, odds are it wasn't anywhere near as good as APPLE's ST. PATTY's weekend, as it announced the sale of more than three million iPADS, reports BUSINESS WEEK.
And guess what: AT&T announced that it also set a single-day record for iPAD sales.
The news came too late to impact APPLE's stock price, but the announcement that the company would pay its shareholders a dividend, as well as buy back $10 billion worth of shares, helped goose the APPLE stock 2.7% to over $600 a share. APPLE shares have surged 48% in the three months of 2012 alone.