Image by acaben via Flickr After a six-month medical leave of absence, and two months removed from a liver transplant, Steve Jobs returned to work today. "Steve is back to work. He is currently at Apple a few days a week and i
s working from home the remaining days. We are very glad to have him back," an Apple spokesman told ABC.
How will investors react to Jobs’ return? Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes their reaction should be positive.
“It should give investors confidence in Apple’s three-to-five year road map,” Munster said. “Having Steve Jobs back means they got the visionary back.”
“He's an iconic figure that everybody wants around. He's the world's greatest salesman and that's irreplaceable," Munster said.
Apple announced Jobs’ six-month medical leave in January. In the six months since Jobs’ leave of absence began, Apple stock has risen 82 percent, so the CEO's absence was not the disaster some had initially predicted.