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  • jockne40 jockne40 Nov 19, 2012 5:00 PM Flag

    Apple is likely looking at paying out a big one time dividend before dividend tax changes at year end

    Should rally up to 620 quick on any news!
    They could easily pay out 50 billion and still have tons of cash

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    • Obama talking with Cook and Cook talking about a tax Holiday on foriegn 80 Billion. If Apple just gets a reasonable break this could open the flood gates to repatriation of that 80 Billion Plus all the other countless Billions held by other multinationals. If Dems had a brain(BIG IF) They would see that 5 or 10 or even 15% of something is better than 40 % of nothing. It takes a brain and some critiical thinking(along with putting politics aside) but I hold out hopes that DEMS can find it in themselves to do what is best for the country. Repubs have already been pleading with them for this. (color me hopeless optimist).

    • cash will be king soon after the fiscal cliff is resolved. there are bunch of cuts in the budget cut of 2011 that will stall the housing recovery (wasn't much to begin with) and unemployment will spike, sending us reeling back into a recession. no way apple parts with any of its cash knowing what is coming.

    • Cash & equivalents, short-term investments, and long-term investments came to about $121 billion at the end of the last quarter. However and unless I'm mistaken, I thought they said that 80% was overseas. That would leave about $24 billion states-side. How much of that would they dare dividend out? $5 billion? $10 billion? None?

      Clearly there are companies thinking about accelerating existing dividends or declaring special ones before the end of the year. It doesn't seem that AAPL is among them, though.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • I have heard this mentioned recently but I doubt it will happen. It is not AAPL's style to do something like that. Besides a special dividend, say $10 per share, will just drive down the price that much so really what is the point?

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