A SHARE buyback that removes between 7 and 10% of the outstanding shares
MUCH MUCH BETTER THEN A DIVIDEND INCREASE
NEXT new iPHONE LARGER SCREEN CHEAPER COST FOR CHINA AND INDIA and 2 neew product releases for the OCT NOV DEC QUARTER
A MAJOR CONTENT PURCHASE OR PARTNERSHIP
Will AAPL increase its stock buyback?
A program to buy back $60 billion will decrease share count by 114 million shares
or 11.5%. This in turn will save $1.21 billion in dividend payout.
The share buyback will be the most effective way to increase shareholder value.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Great in the meantime you've lost another 15% in share price. If I want a dividend it sure as hell ain't from apple.
That would certainly do it.
But I would throw in a 40% dividend increase on top of the new release schedule and the stocl buy back.
They certainly have the cash reserves sitting around to handle all of this.