In the video below, Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker breaks down Apple's wild ride today. The company opened strongly through noon, but saw a steep plunge in the afternoon. All told, from its high to its bottom today, Apple moved almost $27 billion in market cap! That's a huge move, nearly the same size as defense stalwart Lockheed Martin's entire value. To get a better breakdown of why there was enthusiasm around Apple early today, and why it waned as the day progressed, watch the video below to see Eric's analysis.

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