Apple's share price dropped 50 cents to 62.5 cents when trading opened on Thursday morning, in the wake of the company's confirmed $120 million first quarter loss.
Later in the day Moody's Investor Services issued a statement saying it was reviewing Apple's long term debt ratings with a view to downgrading them. Moody's is worried that declining market share will lead to further losses and lead to a deterioration of Apple's debtholder protection measures.
The Moody's review will consider Apple's future prospects in what the statement called "the increasingly Windows-dominated personal computer industry" as well as the likely impact of the company's next restructuring, now confirmed for March, when it will also absorb charges for its $400 million acquisition of Next.
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The observations were made using the Atacama Array in the Chilean desert
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