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  • The mREITs Face Even Greater Headwinds - Avoid Them [View article]
    Regarded Solutions, You would be better served if you listened to reader's comments, rather than countering each one.
    Oct 13 08:41 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) amends Tim Cook's stock compensation package to tie it to the performance of Apple shares. Previously, Cook was guaranteed (provided he remained CEO) 500K restricted stock units in Aug. 2016, and another 500K in Aug. 2021. Now, only 100K units vest in those periods, and an 80K-unit annual award is given until 2021 provided the performance of Apple shares beats at least 2/3 of S&P 500 companies in a given year. The award gets cut by 25% if performance is in the middle third, and by 50% if in the bottom third. Apple says it wants to tie a portion of exec. compensation to performance, and that Cook "is leading this initiative by example." (8-K[View news story]
    I would hate to EVER try to satisfy this audience. Read the contradictions among these comments!
    Jun 21 11:50 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thoughts On Tim Cook's Testimony [View article]
    Apple should not have been treated like they were criminals, when the Senate committee should be collecting information to guide future making of laws, not putting companies like Apple on trial.
    To me these things should be done. Create laws that prohibit and deter the setting up of dummy organizational units abroad to escape the payment of US taxes.
    That our tax rates should be lowered so they are not so high.
    That nations that support this evasive tax behavior should be publicized so that their country's citizens can see that their government is not getting all the taxes they should at a time when these countries are experiencing extreme financial stress. Here I talk about Ireland charging 2% in taxes for one of Apple's Irish subsidiaries.
    The law changes must be done because at this time all American companies are using these dodges (and they are not illegal!), so that all companies are limited at the same time.
    May 23 09:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Where The Value Is At [View article]
    As a psychologist, reading about these HIGH IQs has made my day--what outrageous humor!
    It is difficult for me to make comments and to have opinions because the Apple management does so little sharing of information, especially compared to the management of other stocks. So in a vacuum of information, most price estimates of AAPL are based mostly on fantasy. But this doesn't stop folks from trying, because the absence of information makes involved people very anxious. Talking and guessing helps to dissipate some anxiety, but not much. So that is why there is these long lists of comments occur on and on on SA.
    Apr 21 09:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Story: Only The Beginning? [View article]
    Reading the growing critical commentary and rumors about Apple leads me to intuit that there are very large, well-heeled traders who have a vested interest in seeing Apples stock lose value. This is for trading gain and is surreptitious. And some of the folks here are very much smaller traders who are in this same position, although they are not connected to the high rollers.
    Apr 12 01:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can The Apple Tree Continue To Grow? [View article]
    Really liked your swot analysis and your invitations to others to add.
    Maybe your next article could be totally focused on a swot analysis going into more detail than here.
    Feb 4 12:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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[View news story]
    Yes, I like doing a stock split. A lower stock price would increase demand for the stock
    Jan 23 11:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dear Apple Board, This Is How You Defend The Share Price [View article]
    I agree with the need for a stock split. This would increase trading--buying of the stock.
    Jan 15 03:08 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Insider Monkey's Jake Mann takes a look at how Apple (AAPL -1.1%) invests its $120B in liquid assets. "Corporate securities" (either debt or equities) made up $46.3B of the total at the end of FY12, treasuries made up $20.1B, and U.S. agency securities $19.5B. Another $11.9B was invested in mortgage and asset-backed securities, $5.6B in muni bonds, and $5.5B in foreign government debt. Apple's treasury holdings rose 87.9% Y/Y, easily surpassing the 49% increase seen in its asset base (exc. cash). Corporate securities rose 31.5%. [View news story]
    As a stockholder I would welcome a stock split.
    Dec 28 08:30 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's (AAPL) FQ1 sales could get a bump from Wal-Mart (WMT), which has begun selling the 16GB iPhone 5 at a subsidized $127 at thousands of U.S. stores. The retail giant is also selling the 16GB 3rd-gen iPad for $399 (a $30 iTunes card is thrown in), and the 16GB iPhone 4S for $47. The size of the price cuts, good for the next 4 weeks, are eye-opening in light of Apple's history of limiting retailer discounts. They come as multiple analysts (I, II, III) strike a cautious tone on iPhone sales thanks to supply chain data. [View news story]
    I have been having an increasing sense that the shorts have had a field day with Apple on this site for a few months. I sit here and wait for February to see the real figures on sales and profits. The confusion in the comments here tell me how much less people here know about Apple than they would ever face and admit.
    I do hope the shorts get hurt because their hidden agendas have led to a lot of misinformation.
    Dec 16 09:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pres. Obama's re-election doesn't bode well for the odds of a tax holiday on overseas cash, notes Eric Savitz. That's problematic for large-cap tech names such as Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), and Cisco (CSCO), which respectively have $83B, $54B, and $42.5B stashed overseas (per their most recent financials). As Savitz observes, there's a good chance some of that cash will be used on foreign acquisitions, especially in light of recent deals such as Microsoft/Skype and Cisco/NDS. [View news story]
    The battle is over. Obama won. Now let's move on!
    Nov 7 11:33 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Many Questions, One Answer [View article]
    I am confused! I have heard (from Apple sources) that Apple has purged Samsung from its' new offerings, i.e., the iphone 5. ....That Apple made a herculean effort to get enough phones to cover initial orders...That Apple still struggles to get enought inventory. They have turned to: tada...Intel. You need to research this for yourself, and if true, factor this into Intel's "miserable" future.
    Oct 18 11:40 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Walt Mossberg's review of Windows 8 (MSFT) is fairly positive, but also features some qualifiers. Microsoft's new tablet-centric interface (formerly called Metro) "worked very well, very smoothly and holds its own with iPad and Android," says Mossberg, but he adds (echoing the concerns of others) it "risks confusing traditional PC users, who will be jumping back and forth between two ways of doing things." He's also a fan of Win. 8's multi-touch gestures and Charms control strip. (more[View news story]
    I am not looking forward to W.8
    Oct 17 12:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Intel While Wall Street Isn't Hungry For Shares [View article]
    Recently an SA contributor (I'm sorry, I can't remember his name) wrote that all of the major U.S. phone makers, Apple, Microsoft, and Google are designing their phones including their chips. They need chipmakers to build what they are designing. Intel designs lines of chips and then tries to sell them to manufacturers. The industry has gone through this major change, but this is not how Intel operates. I am not buying Intel long until it adapts to these phone manufacturer's needs.
    Sep 20 12:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Entry Into The Tablet Market Is A Game Changer [View article]
    I await the actual selling of the MSFT tablets with the full details on cost, battery life, etc. I am greatly interested in how the MSFT entries compare to the new Apple tablet that is also due in the fall. I am not interested in the speculation that is occurring now and that will only increase as we move towards launch dates. And the data about future sales of all the tablets and percentages each brand will sell--pfft. It is obvious that the tablet market will get more interesting for all of us.
    Jun 25 04:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment