July, paid in August most likely. That is Apple's 3rd quarter, Apple is one quarter earlier than calendar quarters, with their fiscal year ending in September.`
Congrats, at least you're a bear with a plan. Most are betting that people suddenly have no need for phones or portable handheld computers, destroying Apple's sales, or some Asian copycat will sell cheap Aye Phones after "copying" the iPhone. Never mind that at this point its primarily the software and device support that makes the phone, not the internal specs.
Ultimately, when you use ANY service provider, you're giving implicit trust that its system operators don't have a second agenda. And sometimes an explicit reminder that they DO have other interests. Just read Apple's TOS sometime, there ARE exceptions to the "we won't gather and archive without permission" doesn't apply.
Besides, with iOS you have to write a deterministic modal application and I prefer state generated and vectored code rather than iterative code. It was wonderful in college but it's not the way to write a program with multiple simultaneously executing threads. Though I have to admit that's alot easier now that Apple introduced the Swift programming language which "just works that way".
No, I've been an Apple Developer since 1985 or so . . . and I never stopped, and though I've never joined the iOS dev group I'm familiar with it from calls inside the API's that are shared code with OS X.
No one with any sense is going to give up their shares at these levels. There are alot more good quarters in the last 10 years than bad ones.
Ill take the Mac and not chance my phone becoming "unsupported" (HP did this to me once with an OEM required firmware update, "but we don't sell that model anymore".
and not worry about broadcast malware.
Haven't you heard yet? Samsung is losing it's behind on the G7. Apple will again beat the profits, if not the revenue, of Samsung, and everyone else will lose money unless they're careful to sell only a few units at first. Apple looks to gain more than 90% of smartphone industry prophets.
So, notwithstanding weird technical specs not supported by all Android versions, buckets of compatibility issues, extensive support requirements . . . I wouldn't be surprised to see the S series go away, as it's not profiting Samsung that much to make them, and its not profiting anyone else at all.
So looking at it from the respect of Corporate Executives Samsung's only advantage is that they still make fairly low cost units. Other nasty point . . . Don't buy anything that uses the Dragon 820 chipset, it runs WAY too hot at any reasonable performance level.
Still waiting for you to delete this . . . .So did you cover your short or are you going to do that at the close tomorrow hoping people will consider your opinion over the objective facts of the market? Or are you just hoping for a Friday options downward push now that it's already broken 100?
Buffet wouldn't have let the cat out o the bag unless he was DONE with his buying., So mark that off your stimulus incentives. What's moving Apple is people who got out noticing that it was time to get back in. Selling at 101 as the original poster suggested would be stupid at this point, for now the situation is to sit on them and let it rise.
you usually express it as a % of net profit, so what are we at like 2% dividend or something like that . . . I seem to remember someone suggesting 2.8% as being more reasonable in this low dividend world we're in now. Note that the money they use for share buybacks also sends value your way, particularly for LEAP holders who have a chance to take a larger % than they paid for.
With dividends, you pay far more in taxes and while it might be a favorable rate, I like long term gains better.
because then they would be competing against Apple Messages and their own attempt to create a social media site on iCloud,com
No company would do something so hasty and foolish. The tax implications alone are horrible and who wants to irritate long term holders effectively doubling their holdings in one big fart. I prefer to realize most of my value at time of sale, held as LONG term options, and that doesn't pay a dividend. I'd have to sell or execute my options before the ex-div date however . . . it'd be worth it.
Yeah, I don't think they're going to find many sellers of a stock who's price are presentative of a fraction of the value of the ships alone.
A number of years ago it went far higher on a % basis and P/E but no one panicked then . . . Oh, wait, they did . . . 3 times once slightly. You'll find Apple works much the same as any other stock, but confirmation awaits fundamentals and every year we're trading on last years numbers.
Is being obnoxious against the TOS now? I could think of a few needed heaved further than him. Like Anti-Semetic-Guy. If you're going to start banning by IP's he'd be first on my list.
The only position I had that wasn't green was neutral. I'd call it a good day compared to what happened to the general market.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
We're all time travelers, the problem being we can only go one direction and at one speed.
And my God, are we trying to see if we can run the post counter over 255 and see if it crashes Yahoo Finance?