Out With A Pfft

Imagine they weren't breaking records...

Shares of Apple Inc, the largest U.S. company by market value, are set to finish the year in the red on notable weakness for a stock that had largely been impervious to pain for several years. * Apple Inc shares are on track to finish the year down 4 percent, its first down year since 2008. * Shares have shed about a fifth of their value since touching a high of $134.54 on April 28, and are down 17.5 percent since the inclusion of the stock in the Dow Jones industrial average in March. * Declines this year have wiped out about $57 billion in Apple's market capitalization, about as much as fellow Dow component DuPont Co is worth. Apple is currently worth about $590 billion.

Apple shares to close year with worst performance since 2008 | Reuters

Granted, worries over China likely played the largest role here, but nothing highlights investor angst in Apple like comparing its stock performance to "peers" like Amazon (+115%), Google (+45%), Facebook (+34%), and yes— even Microsoft (+15%).