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AAPL stock kicks off its first day of trading as part of the Dow Jones today (Thursday). There's one question on investors' minds - will the inclusion help or hurt the most valuable tech company in the world?
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has done just fine without the Dow. AAPL stock is up 16.4% so far this year. The company has been generating billion-dollar revenue figures for more than a decade, raking in $182.8 billion in 2014 alone. It essentially created the smartphone market with the release of the iPhone in 2007.
So will being a Dow component trigger an even bigger share price rise?
Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson joined CNBC's "Street Signs" to tell investors what's next for the AAPL stock price: