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Apple Inc. (AAPL) declares dividend of $2.65/share, in line with previous. Forward yield 2.06%....

Apple Inc. (AAPL) declares dividend of $2.65/share, in line with previous. Forward yield 2.06%. For shareholders of record Feb. 11. Payable Feb. 14. Ex-div date Feb. 07. Shares -10.8% AH. (PR)
Comments (32)
  • They really really could have increased that dividend to $5.
    23 Jan 2013, 06:42 PM Reply Like
  • tim hasn't figured out yet that he works for the shareholders.
    23 Jan 2013, 08:49 PM Reply Like
  • The problem is NOT that Apple management doesn't care about the shareholders because I'm sure they do. The problem is, they've spent way too much time in board meetings talking to each other and not enough on the streets hearing the drum signals (focus groups) that many of the boomers as well as 20-somethings, ALL wanted a bigger iPhone, and not a smaller iPad. The Woz was right on that one!
    23 Jan 2013, 11:20 PM Reply Like
  • " too much time in board meetings talking to each other and not enough on the streets hearing the drum signals (focus groups)"


    Don't want marginal products.


    I'm still very complacent with my itouch 4gen, saving money for Nexus?


    Be different.
    23 Jan 2013, 11:41 PM Reply Like
  • I'm becoming increasingly convinced that Apple management really doesn't give a sh*t about its shareholders.
    23 Jan 2013, 06:43 PM Reply Like
  • Would be nice to see them bump up the numbers. Heck unleashing that cash would be good for the economy. lol
    23 Jan 2013, 06:44 PM Reply Like
  • Wow, Tim, I am impressed. You need to rethink your position when you check the stock price this evening.
    23 Jan 2013, 06:49 PM Reply Like
  • Releasing that cash is the downfall of that company. They need to be spending it on progress as they have almost entirely moved to a stable product maintenance phase.


    Last big innovation was the iPad in 2009... iPad Mini was the first product that they have released in response to the market instead of making the market.
    23 Jan 2013, 07:01 PM Reply Like
  • I'm with you that cash is more valuable as a business asset:


    But consider that even after the dividend was declared, Apple is still a net accumulator of cash. In other words, Apple isn't adversely impacting its $100B war chest with the dividend.
    23 Jan 2013, 08:27 PM Reply Like
  • The "brain" behind the iPad is gone. So am I.
    25 Jan 2013, 03:48 PM Reply Like
  • why is it that every day investors think they know how to run a company better than the leadership of the world's largest company?
    23 Jan 2013, 08:00 PM Reply Like
  • Maybe because so many have worked at large corps and seen what stupid mistakes are often made by the ' top leadership' who stay behind closed doors living in their own little world. Apple is the world's second largest company, Exxon eclipsed Apple by 5.17 bln.
    25 Jan 2013, 10:40 PM Reply Like
  • This is indeed disappointing and will add to the pessimism
    about management skills.


    The timing is appalling and will increase the pessimism
    about the future of the company


    The $137 bn in cash belongs to the "owners"
    we shareholders.


    In theory.


    no, kowtowcow, we don't think we can run the
    company better than management. we think
    that positive and sensitive and constructive
    criticism can help management get through a
    bad period in the life of a great company.
    Stockholders are owners, owners must speak
    up when things are going wrong.
    23 Jan 2013, 08:24 PM Reply Like
  • none seem to have caught that in Q1 Apple returned $4.5B to shareholders and will return $45B over three years! Talk about lack of reporting!
    23 Jan 2013, 10:07 PM Reply Like
  • Wrong decision to not bump up the dividend at least a token amount, in light of two misses in a row and the recent downtrend. Unless, they announce something wowish pretty soon.


    I agree that they need to use their cash for growth ops .... the clock is ticking.
    23 Jan 2013, 08:29 PM Reply Like
  • You want to send them a message? You all got proxy's in the mail today to vote right? We don't have enough votes combined to do a damn thing but what would it say if we all voted "NO" on question #1 to keep the existing board of directors including Tim Cook if to do nothing more that let them know we're pissed!
    23 Jan 2013, 08:55 PM Reply Like
  • Will do.
    23 Jan 2013, 09:43 PM Reply Like
  • i think that would be dumb, read the transcript and you'll see why!
    23 Jan 2013, 10:07 PM Reply Like
  • If Management is "constantly evaluating" how to bring value to shareholders, what's wrong with beginning a Share Buy back Program tomorrow when Share price could begin a move down towards the 425 support level? This would bring some stability to the stock and show shareholders they maybe care???
    23 Jan 2013, 08:56 PM Reply Like
  • they have seem previous comment
    23 Jan 2013, 10:08 PM Reply Like
  • Glad they saved the money. I'm thinking they should buy Ford and Facebook to get into social and transportation and integrate the two.... Of course, the purchase would be for CASH (F-67B and FB 52B)
    23 Jan 2013, 08:57 PM Reply Like
  • Why complain? 2% dividend if you hold next week plus massive stock buying back (hopefully they will, a no-brainer right now) could trigger a rally in AAPL and crush shorts. If shorts hold another week they will be forced 2% and value funds have never seen a better value buy. I agree 4% would have been twice as strong, but 2% for waiting one week is a lot. They just need to buy back aggressively in the morning. If they do that, the after hours drop will in effect never exist. Then AAPL must followe with a big positive announcement like a China Mobile deal. or a second dividend of 2% in the summer. Then all the naysayers and shorts will be blown outn of the water before they even have a chance to cash in.
    23 Jan 2013, 09:32 PM Reply Like
  • I'm speaking up 'Show me the money'
    23 Jan 2013, 09:33 PM Reply Like
  • Did anyone notice Apple added 17 billion in cash to their 120 billion hoard and now have 137 billion? And the markets dumps stop0ck on the news? Anything wrong with that picture. I thought he who makes trhe most money is supposed to have the best stock price. Apparently not as GOOG which only made 3 billion profit compared to AAPL's 13, gets a big rally. And yes lots of cheap Androids are selling, but is tehre really a single person on the planet you would prefer an Android to an Apple phone? very few if any.
    23 Jan 2013, 09:34 PM Reply Like
  • Lets do a 10 for 1 stock split and see what happens to investors vs traders then!
    23 Jan 2013, 09:44 PM Reply Like
  • So in Feb there is a special 2% divi paid?? or is the yearly divi just raised to 2.65.. thanx
    23 Jan 2013, 10:57 PM Reply Like
  • No, it's just the regular quarterly dividend. The board is required to officially declare a dividend. The $2.65 just reflects one fourth of the previously announced annual dividend of $10.60 per share. I'm sure many shareholders were hoping for an increase in the dividend amount, though.
    23 Jan 2013, 11:12 PM Reply Like
  • Yes, I like doing a stock split. A lower stock price would increase demand for the stock
    23 Jan 2013, 11:01 PM Reply Like
  • A real disappointment. They have far too much cash, nothing to use it for, and they won't bump the dividend. That is mis-management. And don't talk about acquisitions--at least they're smart enough to avoid that trap.
    24 Jan 2013, 01:38 AM Reply Like
  • I am also for a stock split with a lower stock price signaling that Apple is more affordable and that management is confident about the future.
    24 Jan 2013, 03:25 AM Reply Like
  • Given the non existence of a shareholders strategy at Apple and the very unrealistic market expectations, private investors are left in a very speculative territory.
    I feel leaving all hopes to innovation It's quite risky as incremental innovation on existing products is easy to mimic (Galaxy III), and creating new markets it's easier said than done (iTV).
    Although I'm hesitant  to give up, I will need to give some thought on what to do over the next few weeks, and sure I'm not going to be alone with that. So big swings is what provably lays ahead of us.
    24 Jan 2013, 05:55 AM Reply Like
  • How is stock of record 2/11/13 and ex-div date is 2/07/13? .
    25 Jan 2013, 03:29 PM Reply Like
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