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  • coffeebook1 coffeebook1 Feb 2, 2013 10:39 AM Flag

    Shareholders Board of Directors meeting --- what are the possibilities of the meeting ? name them all.

    Shareholders Board of Directors meeting --- what are the possibilities of the meeting ? name them all.

    These are for TRUE shareholders that want the best of Apple and not those that have their own agenda and want Apple to fail to win money on the short side.

    If there are good things coming out of the meeting, how much will the stock price go up ?

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    • I think they absolutely nincrease the divivend. The pressure form big investors must be huge. Think about this angle: all the Apple employees whose stock options are under water...

      Sentiment: Buy

      • 1 Reply to oldslur
      • AGREED! The quick and logical way that cash-rich Apple can win back investor & employee confidence and new shareholders: to substantially increase the cash dividend soon. AAPL's Board should announce an appropriate 50% or greater dividend increase at the annual meeting on Feb. 27. Share buy-backs cannot match the appeal of direct cash payouts to investors.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Look, it's anybody's guess. In the past Apple board has really not been able to swerve direction of the company, especially with Jobs since he pretty much had the board in his pocket and no one dared go against him and why would you, look what he accomplished. Now with Cook, a change in personality and him being more of a regular CEO "hire" perhaps the board might push for more market or investor friendly decisions and votes. That was one of the key factors in the dividend announcement last year. So going forward we could be looking at decisions ranging from a stock split (unlikely as they seem to think it doesn't do squat for a company and they may be right), a higher dividend (higher chance, but then again the outside world doesnt really know what the company has been up to.

      A recent article author discovered a rather large expense by Apple in its recent earnings report that left many people scratching their heads. Was that a new investment of some sort in a chip manufacturer etc we don't know. So knowing what's coming up in R&D the board might not vote for a higher dividend payout. Other than that I dont see them firing Cook, or doing anything like that, aside from stock price slump, he has been solid so far. He has come through the China Labor issue, the maps issue and handled them well. Will we see something more from Johny Ive. Possible. So although there is perception that the board meeting might result in some news, I doubt it. But the stock may still pop in the next few weeks in anticipation.

      If stock splits then we see a pop and then sag for years unless a major new revolutionary product is introduced. If dividend maybe new investors come in but price move up from just that will not be huge but will support stock.

      Sentiment: Buy

    • anyone ?

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