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Re: Stock Pick Master Thread
« Reply #45 on: March 17, 2012, 10:51:30 PM »
If you don't care why would you comment?
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Re: Stock Pick Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2012, 11:08:55 PM »
Read the description of the board.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Stock Pick Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2012, 06:03:45 AM »
Read the description of the board.

Dan, you must have a take on this thread...chime in :)

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Re: Stock Pick Master Thread
« Reply #48 on: March 19, 2012, 01:03:45 PM »
What's with Apple and the new dividend?

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Re: Stock Pick Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: March 19, 2012, 01:11:41 PM »
What's with Apple and the new dividend?
They have to much money?
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Re: Stock Pick Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: March 19, 2012, 01:14:07 PM »
They have to much money?
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The dividend was long over due. They've been sitting on a mountain of cash for a very long time. Their retained earnings was a crap load and most of it wasn't being reinvested. They should have been giving dividends a while ago..

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Re: Stock Pick Master Thread
« Reply #51 on: March 19, 2012, 01:25:49 PM »
They have to much money?

are you mr know it all asking a question?

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Re: Stock Pick Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: March 19, 2012, 01:36:17 PM »
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The dividend was long over due. They've been sitting on a mountain of cash for a very long time. Their retained earnings was a crap load and most of it wasn't being reinvested. They should have been giving dividends a while ago..

problem with this new announcement is that they are only getting rid of $20 billion...leaving them with $80 billion...another couple quarters and they'll be right back where they started...so this really was just to get people off their back...

1) they're just buying back their own stock
2) installing a $10 annual dividend (something like 2% less when the stock rises)

Would have been nice had they issued a one time payment of $25 per share.....or something more serious along those lines...

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Re: Stock Pick Master Thread
« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2012, 01:41:10 PM »
problem with this new announcement is that they are only getting rid of $20 billion...leaving them with $80 billion...another couple quarters and they'll be right back where they started...so this really was just to get people off their back...

1) they're just buying back their own stock
2) installing a $10 annual dividend (something like 2% less when the stock rises)

Would have been nice had they issued a one time payment of $25 per share.....or something more serious along those lines...
Valid point but this was the first dividend in recent memory. I'm sure now that they got the ball rolling on the dividends they'll raise them as time goes on.

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Re: Stock Pick Master Thread
« Reply #54 on: March 19, 2012, 01:42:37 PM »
are you mr know it all asking a question?
If you have any other snide remarks to make please make them here unless your purpose is to take this thread OT.
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Re: Stock Pick Master Thread
« Reply #55 on: March 19, 2012, 01:45:40 PM »
are you mr know it all asking a question?
Apple is a public company and thus their financials are public a=for anyone to see. You don't need to be a know it all to see how much a company has in cash.

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Re: Stock Pick Master Thread
« Reply #56 on: March 19, 2012, 01:48:35 PM »
Valid point but this was the first dividend in recent memory. I'm sure now that they got the ball rolling on the dividends they'll raise them as time goes on.

last time was in 95 and then they posted a big loss the next year...Jobs was pretty superstitious after that...

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Re: Stock Pick Master Thread
« Reply #57 on: March 19, 2012, 01:49:15 PM »
last time was in 95 and then they posted a big loss the next year...Jobs was pretty superstitious after that...
Something tells me the company is not the same like it was in 95  ;)

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Re: Stock Pick Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: March 19, 2012, 01:53:22 PM »
problem with this new announcement is that they are only getting rid of $20 billion...leaving them with $80 billion...another couple quarters and they'll be right back where they started...so this really was just to get people off their back...

1) they're just buying back their own stock
2) installing a $10 annual dividend (something like 2% less when the stock rises)

Would have been nice had they issued a one time payment of $25 per share.....or something more serious along those lines...

they have some limitations on available cash as a great deal of money is sitting overseas , if they bring the cash back to the states they will have to pay tax on it at the going rate  , they and many other co. maintain cash overseas  and defer paying tax on the profit , apple hopes to get a tax holiday lets say something like paying 5%

also once they give a one time "special" dividend it is all over , by doing waht they did it allows them to decrease the dividend if things turn sour , the buy back is very flexible -no requirement that they "must" spend the cash to buy back stock

this co almost went chap 11 , when u have a history that u need to beg to survive( msft invested  in apple when  apple was in trouble ).. u have a fear in your soul

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Re: Stock Pick Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: March 19, 2012, 03:09:25 PM »
MSFT sold to early , just like anyone else who sold apple stock after dec. 2003 ( at $10.00)

All told, Microsoft spent a little over $151 million to acquire 18.2 million shares of Apple stock, for roughly $8.31 per share. Microsoft confirmed that it sold all of its AAPL holdings some time ago, and likely did so at a healthy profit—after all, AAPL has traded significantly higher than $8 for many years. But what if Microsoft had held on to that investment just a little longer?

 AAPL is  trading at $600.00. That translates to a value of $10.9 billion, which would represent a staggering 7,200 percent ROI had Microsoft held on to those 18.2 million shares.