Has Intel ever announced dividend increases during the Qrty update? It seems to me Stacy said he was targeting the dividend to be 40% of EPS .. so with a little bump in EPS to say $2.39 we could see a dime or so increase coming soon.
Well there is the $2.39 EPS. Now for the $.10 -$.12 in dividend announcement to $.94- $.96.... and back to 3.5 - 3.7% we go.... buy back a few more shares this year and??? At some point the folks trying to hold back this stock have to give up.. The only thing left for them to harp on will be the profit margins will come down since we are going into the smart phone market which does not lend itself well to profit margins... Just ask Arm about those... But would you rather add $4 billion in revenue of lower margins or leave it on the table. Might as well pick it up and deal with the higher EPS and lower margins eh?
With 117m shares short, there are still a lot of folks who want the stock to go down! They would be the ones telling longs that they are stupid for holding while the stock reaches new highs! I will continue to add!