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By Jason Stipp and Jeremy Glaser | 04-26-2013 06:00 AM

The Friday Five

Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: A fake tweet's 140-point implications, Apple's $100 billion back to shareholders, and P&G's $10 billion uphill climb.

Jason Stipp: I'm Jason Stipp for Morningstar and welcome to The Friday Five: five stats from the market and the stories behind them. Joining me, as always, with The Friday Five is Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser. 

Jeremy, thanks for joining me.

Jeremy Glaser: You're welcome, Jason. 

Stipp: So what do you have for the Friday Five this week?

Glaser: We're going to look at 140, $100 billion, 6.9%, $10 billion, and finally $2 billion. 

Stipp: 140 points refers to the size of a brief, but deep drop in the market on Tuesday. What was behind that and what are the implications, if any?

Glaser: We did have bit of a "tweet retreat" on Tuesday, when the Dow fell 140 points after the Associated Press' Twitter feed was hacked and message was put out saying that there had been a terrorist attack in Washington. 

Unlike the flash crash, where the cause of that very sharp decline and rebound was somewhat of a mystery for a long time, and took a lot of investigative work, this is slightly less concerning than that, because we know exactly what caused it. It was this tweet of information that would have had profound market effects if it had been true. And then once it was clear that it wasn't [true], the market regained that ground very quickly. That makes it maybe a little bit less disconcerting to individual investors.

But I think it is another sign to show that things like stop-loss orders really can be a potential issue when you have these little dislocations like that aren't based on real economic news, and you can end up being sold out of a position that you didn't really want to be. I think this is another sign that those might not be the greatest choices for almost all investors.

Stipp: $100 billion refers to amount of cash that Apple is going to be giving back to shareholders. Is this the only bright spot in an otherwise somewhat troubling report?  

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