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Has Cook ever not been thrilled about something? Well when it comes to Apple not politics or something else. Realistically speaking a 30+% drop in the stock prices is coming just like in 12 and 15. Is this it or does it have one more new high in it? I was thinking it would drop after guidance for the next quarter came out (which I assume will be extremely strong) and people realized it had made another top. Thought it would hit 175-180 before the drop, but maybe 165 was the top this time. Constructive opinions or thoughts?
SpamSandwich said:Cobra101 said:SEEMS ike the next phone will be the same old same old..
Not saying it isn't a great phone, it is, but at the money they are charging you need to do more than make it a millimeter thinner to get people to upgrade.
The dividend increase was nice, but the bigger story is the iPhone7 looks to be the least exciting upgrade released since the iPhone was invented and if it is what impact is that going to have on sales? They are spending more on R&D then ever but it doesnt seem to be translating to improvements that excite customers. You would think the 6S might be the floor as far as sales go, but with the bigger screen phone being out for two years how many people are out there that will buy the 7 just for the larger screen plus the incremental upgrades to the battery, camera, size and style? In short I see 2017 as another year of declining iPhone sales and don't think it's going to be that close. I'm sure Cook doesnt see it that way, but by all means where is the logic wrong?
jonl said:stompy said:This is incorrect. Again. I guess the good news is this only happens once per quarter.
Apple gets the list of registered owners on the record date and pays them a dividend.
AI, you're confused because it takes a transaction 3 business days to settle (in this case, to become the registered owner).
buy before ex-dividend + hold at least until ex-dividend arrives = dividends
Here's the deal. AAPL went ex-dividend on May 5. You needed to have owned the stock through the end of May 4 to collect the dividend. People who purchased the stock on May 5 were excluded from the dividend, hence the term, "ex-dividend". Those who were eligible for the dividend were free to sell it on May 5; they will still get the dividend.
To be fair, Apple itself reports only the settlement date, not the ex-dividend date, which is rather stupid, because you have to get out a calendar, count backwards, and account for weekends and holidays to turn it into usable information.
Still no excuse for AI to incorrectly use the term "ex-dividend" quarter after quarter in these articles.