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At best, I think an increase in the dividend to $13-$15/yr is more likely. And I see no reason to split the stock. Other than the psychological effect, it means nothing to split (or reverse split) a stock. I would welcome a dividend increase to that level and I suspect many other investors would too. But we'll see in a few days/weeks.
To be honest with you, after having been involved in the automobile industry for the past 18 years, I'd say putting the money in a pile and lighting it on fire would be about as productive as buying a car company focused on EV technology. No one at Apple knows anything about the auto industry, as far as I know. And with it being a very capital intensive industry (with low margins), turning a profit isn't so easy for even established players.   Many have made small...
  It depends on the situation. And every situation is different. What might be right & good for Dell may not be right & good (or necessary) for Apple. Also, when taking a company private involves taking on substantial debt (which is the case with any leveraged buyout), it can be bad... very bad. If a company gets itself in a position that every meeting involves discussions about how to service the debt, then that can become an unwelcome distraction.   I lay the chances of...
Putting the hyperbole aside for a moment, I think all that was suggested in the OP was that Apple *could* repatriate some portion of its cash by using "borrowed" money, rather than using the money as it's currently held. And by doing it that way, other than the transaction costs, minimal interest costs and currency conversion fees and risk, Apple (and its shareholders) would be better off than if it simply repatriated the overseas cash and paid the taxes to the U.S....
  Without going onto this particular analyst's opinion, I think the risk in what you're saying is that if a stock is not participating when the market is moving up, then it may fall that much more when/if it goes down. Now that would likely be a shorter term concern. And I understand your point about the longer term. But one concern I've read about Apple is that if it becomes a value stock instead of a growth stock, then one might have the opportunity to buy "low" for...
  I agree with you. I have no idea what is meant by "manipulators" wanting a special dividend. If he means day traders, algorithmic traders or hedge funds, who are in & out of a stock at a moment's notice, they're seldom around long enough to even collect the dividend - although there are some traders who buy on the record date so that they can collect the dividend. But this is risky, as theoretically and all things being equal, the stock price will be discounted by the...
Well, you seem to have some rather unique requirements for your iMac. I'm not sure how many people carry their computers from room to room to watch TV on it though. So I still don't see the weight and thickness reductions as being things that would matter to most. I could be wrong, but I just don't see it. And the same is especially true when talking about the one time trip of carrying it into your home if it hasn't been shipped to your door.   And no, I'm not talking so...
  I'm reminded of a post by a confirmed hater of all things Apple who claimed that he knew that Apple products were not what Consumer Reports and other sites claimed, using their silly objective data and such. He had been in an Apple store and saw that it had nothing but Apple products being worked on... not one PC in there! So in his mind, that meant that Apple products needed constant repairs. I asked him what he thought of Mercedes products. He took the bait and said...
Buy a shiny imitation Mercedes and then wonder why it won't start? Nah!   You will see him on TV any given Sunday Win the Superbowl and drive off in a Hyundai
Other than the "Oh! Wow! Cool!" factor, I just don't see why anyone would care about this reduction in thickness of a *desktop* computer! It's not like it was 3 feet thick and they knocked it down to 3 inches here - as happened with CRT TVs and flat panels. The hoopla over this just confuses me. I guess if you mainly stand around and stare at it during parties in your Malibu beach house, it is an important improvement. But for those who actually use the thing, who...
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