They only matter if investors thing they will get some of that money. Cook and the Board are not shareholders like us. They have little intention of defending the stock with a buyback or substantial dividend. At 10.60/yr it is a non event for dividend investors. Apple would have to triple this and they simply won't as executives do not have any long shares. See insider holdings and transactions.
Furthermore the proxyvote for apple today has the board and execs wanting you to vote so they can continue to not hold any significant stake in the company. Check it out when you get it
However they are doing nothing with that cash.
Their outstanding margins are also being called into question as they are scared from losing market share and are considering desperate moves like low end phones.
An apple TV possibly that will be outdated by the time it comes out if ever...
Move to Nokia and revisit Apple when they have their act together. Nokia is showing margin improvements, sales improvements, innovation improvements. All the reasons smart money is moving before the mad rush. Dumb money sticks around a broken stock or is the last to move to the growth.
Good luck whatever you decide!
Sentiment: Strong Buy
When dishonest analysts and Wall Street mouths push down a stock ....... it does not matter what the financials are.
For LONG TERM no worries but for short term traders and people on margin it is painful.
no. never have. perception of future price is all. there is no causal relationship between price and fundamentals. people get confused because sometimes a stock has good fundamentals and positive price movement.