Pleeeeeease Apple, DO IT! Make shareholders really really happy. Stock split plus a special dividend of $25 a share (company has over $60 a share in cash and money keeps rolling in).If Apple announced these things, stock would pop 25% at least--perhaps to $300 area.
I can sense the bear panic. Might buy some one week call options--$260 strikes sell for ten cents (about $10 total)--buy 10 of these for $10, thats $100 total. If Apple pops to $270 I make $10,000 on a $100 outlay. Nice.
The Apple board have shares as well, so they will be rewarding themselves for a job well done and theree will be no more shareholers griping.
Of course a $30 special dividend would be even better, but $20 or $25 would do.