There was a lot of anticipation as to just how much of the Steve Jobs premium the market would slice off the price of Apple stock today, the first trading day after news broke that he would take his third medical leave of absence.

As of right now: Minus 4 and a quarter percent.

Investors will also have to factor in the company’s impending earnings release, announced after today’s market close.

Apple Stock Watch 18 January,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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