"Apple has considered using its cash to buy other companies but Cook has said he hasn’t found any big targets that passed muster: it’s rare indeed that a large scale takeover leads to increased value for the acquiring company. Most takeovers and mergers do indeed destroy value."
Apple will be added To The Nasdaq Divy Fund On Monday. Tuesday will mark One year since they announced The current 3 year divy plan and buyback, could see something on the 19th for a bump in divy or buyback......This will cause The next bump up! Do Not see any news on new products or China Mobile just yet.
Absolutely no reason for this pop in the stock .. I know some might argue why the drop from 700 to 420 . there definitely is a reason which has been described endlessly all over the web. Honestly Samsung S4 is a pretty good phone. C' mon look at the specs. it is way way way superior to the iphone 5. Do any of you think that the Apple will release a better iphone that matches the S4 this year ... I am definitely sure not this year. I am not a short nor a long .. just waiting to take a long position in the 3 handle. I am just worried that some new longs are going to loose. This might go up to 480 max. in the interim based on stupidity.
You can't just look at specs. For example, Android needs more processing power to run because it is an inferior OS. So 8 processors means nothing because more processing power is needed to get the same result as fewer processors in the iphone.
Also, it's about the ecosystem and the complete user experience. AAPL is the only company that has a world class retail infrastructure to train consumers on how to use and get the most out of their products.
Dividend increase or special dividend would be a wash or even hurt stock price longer term. Split makes no difference except it will draw in more ma and pa weak handers. New product may move stock but it would need to be epic.