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How Could A Dividend Be More Secure Than Apple's?
Devon, there is a lot of cash on the table ($130billion) but is management committed to paying it out? Maybe they will start acquiring other tech companies instead.
How long has AAPL been paying a dividend? Less than 2 years? Hardly a track record. As you indicated, it is unknowable where a company whose primary product is cool phones will stand in 10 years. So I would argue that there are plenty of companies that have a more secure dividend than AAPL with longer track records and more stable products that don't run the risk of becoming obsolete in a few years. KMB. MO. JNJ. Decades of increasing payouts. AAPL is currently not in the same league when it comes to inclusion in a div portfolio. And at 2.4% the initial yield is on the low side for a div portfolio. Maybe for a value/ cap gains play yes, I'd say buy some but that is a different objective. Thanks for an interesting article.
Mar 8, 2013. 01:57 PM
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