By John Melloy, CNBC Executive Producer, Fast Money and Strategy Session
NEW YORK ( CNBC) -- As Apple shareholders mourn the passing of Steve Jobs, they are forced to ask themselves a tough question: Will the passing of the company's iconic founder and driving creative force mark the top in its shares? Investors have had plenty of time to evaluate Apple ( AAPL) without Jobs at the official helm and his successor Tim Cook. After all, two medical leaves by the founder in the last two years did not stop the company from briefly surpassing Exxon Mobil ( XOM) to become the most valuable company in the world this year.
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