I agree with you, however, they have bought back 1.5 billion shares since the split and the stock has done nothing so far. The special dividend would cause shorts to cover their position since they would be responsible to pay that dividend back. The stock would pop huge on the news, the shorts cover, new buyers come in on the news and you and I can decide if we hold or get out. At this point it looks like the stock has no momentum, no interest and simply too manipulated. We need a surprise catilyst, which a Special Divi is certainly that.
Boy do I wish Apple would announce a Special Dividend on Tuesdays Earnings Call. Maybe a $10 per share one time dividend. Would take the shorts by surprise and this stock would fly. Especially if earnings are expected to miss or be weak, this would be Tim Cook's rabbit out of his hat. But, this probably will not happen. Its a long shot but hopeful thinking.
I dont think he has ever purchased a share of stock. And I dont mean exercising options, I mean straight up shares open market. Why is that? Not him, not anyone inside the company. All shares havebeen awarded or bought via stock options.
Oh I know why? Could it be that it has nothing to do with valuation and everything to do with manipulation by the wallstreet criminals and hedge funds? BINGO!
So Wallstreet loved Apple at $134 but now hates it at $109. Go figure. What makes Apple less valuable today vs 12 months ago. Today, Apple has additional revenue stream, cash pile is larger, buybackis larger, dividend is higher, share count is smaller, future is brighter... So again, why was it worth $134 a year ago and now its worth $109?
This must have been one of the worst performance this year. Up 2 points to then reverse and close down .40 cents. Its really sad that this stock has no backbone.
Earnings will again be spectacular. This company is running on all cylinders. Best shoe company in the world hands down. Best brand, brand loyalty, choice of pro athletes, etc.
With Star Wars being a success, with Zootopia being a success and parks raising ticket prices, DIS should do mad revenues this year. ESPN, is just a part of this company and it will not go away, they will figure out a way to make it thrive once again. People need to look outside the box, at the big picture.
For the past several weeks, Disney has been trading at very low volumes. Average volume is around 10 million shares and we have been trading at half of that.
First of all, if the FBI really wants that stupid phone unlocked, believe me, they can do it. They dont have to go to Apple for permission or instructions. This entire scenerio is honestly embarrasing to the FBI and to the USA. Just think what terrorists nd Anti American Groups are thinking right about now. They must be laughing and saying, "how could the United States, the most powerful Country in the World, be begging Apple to unlock a cellphone". I cant believe the FBI is wanting this negative publicity out there. This seems to be the biggest news out for the past week. Seems like CNBC has nothing else to talk about. Mind you, they always seem to discuss Apple when there is negative implicationsfor Apple. Except, this time, they have it all wrong. This to me is the best thing that could be happening to Apple. Hillarious, the FBI fighting with Apple. What a joke. Embarassing to say the least for our Government. Maybe if our Government, Homeland Security and those who are protecting our land wouldve been doing their job to begin with, then this attack couldve been prevented and we would not be having this conversation today. Oh and I almost forgot, Donald Trump advising to boycott Apple, is really a joke. Very poor choice of words by Trump, my opinion.
Cook needs to just stick to what he does best, which is playing with his little weewee. I hope one day he gets apples thrown at him during one of their events. Horrible piece of rotten male organ.
Believe me, he will love it. The guy has no business being a CEO and running the best company ever created. He is an embarrassment to all. On a day like today, Apple shoudve been up $3 minimum. Cook says nothing, does nothing, and will destroy the company. Give it 24 months and you will see Apple in the ground.