Apple stock split rumours mount

Shares in Apple yesterday rose 2.6 per cent – their biggest jump in two months – on rumours the company could split its stock and list on the Dow Jones. Research firm Bernstein said Apple is considering the move following its recent decision to pay a dividend. The 30-member Dow Jones index has not been altered since 2009, but Bernstein said it under-represents tech stocks and “Apple would be a primary candidate”.