Is Apple's share buyback and dividend program enough?
- Is Apple's share buyback and dividend program enough?
30 votes (30 votes) Yep, it's one of the largest such programs and gives away almost half of Apple's current cash
8 votes (8 votes) I don't own Apple shares, but my pension plan/municipality/police station is heavily invested, so it's all good
55 votes (55 votes) I'd rather have them invest in R&D or innovative companies, shareholders have been made whole already
105 votes (105 votes) OWS! (I don't care)
1. hepresearch (unregistered)
If you became an Apple shareholder even just a few years ago, then you have already made a freaking ton of money compared to most of the rest of the market. This isn't about making current shareholders whole... this is about cleaning out the common shareholding riff-raff with incentives to sell shares back to Apple now, decreasing accountability to common shareholders, and incentivizing elite investors and fund managers to invest more through increased rewards.
I was one of the common shareholding riff-raff once upon a time... but I owned just a very little Motorola and a little more Nokia, so I lost all of it eventually. I got cleaned out of the market by a slightly different method.
2. shamataa (Posts: 202; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
LOL! That's how much we don't give a crap about Apple period.
3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3427; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Right now or wait until the new iPhone comes out might be a good time to get rid of the any Apple stock. Apple is buying them back so there is some huge money to be made. Their dividend programs are huge but it only happened after share holder backlash.
I really don't pretend to know why Apple is doing this but if there was no backlash from their share holders Apple would not be doing this!
10. stealthd (Posts: 818; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
"I really don't pretend to know why Apple is doing this"
"it only happened after share holder backlash."
Lolwut? Conflict much?
20. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3427; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
lol My point was that I really don't know what Apple's true intentions are. If there was no share holder backlash Apple wouldn't have done this.
I really think Apple wants all the money for themselves but are doing this to save face!
4. PAPINYC (Posts: 1953; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
This entire dividend program and share buy back is in line with Apple's hiStoriCal hardware upgrades: margiNal, very margiNal.
18. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
when u create a company that affords to chip 45 billions into dividends please let us know
5. AbsentbebniM (Posts: 21; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)
hi, i'm @PAPINYC. the only way i can get any attentiOn here iS to wriTe iN a made up form of Apple-centriC camelcase. please don't miNd me. i have nothiNg of value to add. i wriTe siMply to iMpress myself that i can capiTaliZe letters at just the riGht tiMe.
6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3427; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
There goes that "@" again. You say that abbreviations are teenage girl text-speak but you continue to do it. Man you really have no shame. You can call out someone for using "&" for and but you insist in using "@" for at?
So which one is it AbsentbebniM? I really don't think you are in any shape to be criticizing anyone! ESPECIALLY PAPINYC! Unless your goal is to use teenage girl text-speak as you call it. lol
Man you look like a fool!
8. PAPINYC (Posts: 1953; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
That's iOk, i4giVe her. She is probably just @that menstruAtiVe time of the month or could just be iRregulariTy.
9. hepresearch (unregistered)
Hey, whaddaya know? Two thumbs up on Absent's comment again... could it be that taco's two alter-ego profiles both did that again?
7. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 263; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)
Charity won't hurt? A billion will killya to help people who are dying? Screw you apple, just a bunch of heartless sobs.
17. lsutigers (Posts: 611; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
I read somewhere they were considering buying Sprint. Any truth to this?
19. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
i would say no.. apple doesnt need to buy sprint… i see no leverage they could gain from it.. in fact it might even hurt them as att and verizon leave…