Apple to pay $2.65 a share or $2.5 billion in dividend payouts on Thursday
Apple's dividend yield is 2.2% at current prices, and while in terms of yield there are many more higher paying stocks on the market, in terms of raw dollars, Apple is one of the highest dividend payers in the U.S. Most tech stocks, as a rule, would rather shovel cash flow back into the company, but Apple is a special case because of its large cash position. For example, rivals Google and Samsung refrain from making any dividend payouts.
1. wendygarett (unregistered)
The cash from 9billion to 13billion has indicate that Apple lack of r&d spending... No wonder the stock price tumble even if you pay extra dividend :)
2. wendygarett (unregistered)
I study at the business section and I must say, stock buyback is the worst decision in order to increase price... A lot of history prove that... Rather pay as dividend instead of buyback, trust me :p
3. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
R&D? Really? Buyback if they aren't doing at current levels it means it will slide further when algebra maths and geometry fails ... all too desperate to reverse the trend of share prices being hosed :)
4. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Apple is just kidding :)
Apple should give more from his stolen loot from eBooks price fixing and IT price fixing in Australia...
5. jsdechavez (Posts: 676; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
I wonder where those R&D spending went.. The 5th row of icons? Or the forthcoming 6th row and 5th column?
6. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Patents based on sketches and drawings. That's big R&D expense and that's why they weren't left with any money for even prototype.
7. VZWuser76 (Posts: 992; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
So what's the deal PA? No mention of the shareholder(s) suing over this deal, and Tim Cook calling it silly? I've read it tons of places but no mention of it here.
Basically there is some vote going down today and this is a part of it, which the suit wants to separate out. Everyone says that Apple is only accountable to their investors, but in this case it sounds like they're trying to force their hand.