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Apple to spend $45B over 3 years on dividend & share repurchase program

03/19/2012, 08:03 am

Later this year, Apple will initiate a dividend and share repurchase program, spending $45 billion over the next three years, the company announced on Monday.

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Apple's cash options include ongoing or special dividends, share buyback

03/19/2012, 07:03 am

Apple's most likely use for its $100 billion cash balance is seen as an ongoing dividend, though other options include a special dividend or share buyback.

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Apple to host conference call Monday to discuss its $100B cash balance

03/18/2012, 06:03 pm

Apple will host a conference call on Monday at 9 a.m. Eastern, 6 a.m. Pacific to discuss what it plans to do with its $100 billion cash balance.

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Apple stock seen hitting $718 on sales of 60M iPads, 134M iPhones in 2012

03/15/2012, 03:03 pm

Record sales of 60 million iPads and 134 million iPhones in calendar 2012 will help push Apple's stock price up to $718, a new forecast predicts.

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Apple stock touches $600 in early morning trading ahead of iPad launch

03/15/2012, 09:03 am

Apple's stock catapulted to new heights on Thursday, briefly breaching the $600 barrier for the first time in the company's history as investors remain upbeat about this Friday's iPad launch.

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Morgan Stanley bumps Apple stock price target to $720

03/14/2012, 12:03 am

With shares of Apple on a chart-topping climb, investment bank Morgan Stanley has lifted its price target for the stock to $720, with a 12-month bull case estimate of $960.

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Apple closes at record high, confounding advice to sell at iPad launch

03/13/2012, 10:03 pm

Apple's stock price has gained 5.83 percent since last week's unveiling of the new iPad, crushing advisors who thought that the release would provide a good opportunity to sell.

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Record day pushes Apple stock to nearly a half-trillion dollars in value [u]

02/28/2012, 04:02 pm

With Apple's iPad media event now official, the company's stock was sent to new heights on Tuesday, propelling its total market capitalization to nearly $500 billion.

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Dividend seen creating 'scarcity issue' for under-owned Apple stock

02/24/2012, 08:02 am

Availability of Apple shares could become an issue, boosting the company's price-to-earnings multiple later this year, if the company does decide to pay out a dividend to investors.

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Special Report: Tim Cook fields questions on Apple dividends, a stock split, iTunes content deals

02/23/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook addressed two stock related issues that have been topics of interest to company investors: the payment of dividends and a possible stock split, while speaking to shareholders this morning.

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Special Report: Tim Cook addresses Apple shareholders with wit, passion and analytical focus

02/23/2012, 02:02 pm

Tim Cook met with shareholders for the first time following the passing of Apple's cofounder and former chief executive Steve Jobs, revealing his own very distinct personality but also strong commonality with Jobs' wit, passion and analytical focus.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says Facebook is a 'friend,' won't commit to dividend

02/23/2012, 02:02 pm

Investors at Thursday's Apple shareholder meeting had the opportunity to ask the company's executives about a range of topics, including the prospect of an Apple television set, a stock dividend, and its relationship with Facebook.

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Apple directors must now win a majority vote before appointment to board

02/23/2012, 01:02 pm

At its annual shareholders meeting on Thursday, Apple announced that it has adopted a measure approved by shareholders last year that requires a majority vote for new board members to be approved.

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Tim Cook to address Chinese suppliers' worker issues at Apple shareholder meeting tomorrow

02/22/2012, 09:02 pm

Apple's annual shareholder meeting will be held tomorrow at the company's Cupertino California campus, and activists are gearing up to use the event as a springboard for their "high impact communications programs," including a continuation of issues related to working conditions among Apple's Chinese suppliers that Apple addressed at last year's meeting.

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Apple's surging valuation distorting stock market indexes

02/15/2012, 06:02 pm

The rapid escalation of Apple's profits and corporate valuation are overshadowing the performance of other companies so much that analysts are highlighting how different the market would look like without Apple.

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Apple streaming Tim Cook's speech at Goldman Sachs Conference

02/14/2012, 04:02 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook is speaking at Goldman Sachs' Technology Conference today. The presentation is being broadcast via QuickTime on Apple's Investor website.

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With new iPad & Macs coming, $500 milestone seen as just the start for Apple stock

02/14/2012, 02:02 pm

Apple's stock crossed the $500 mark for the first time ever this week, but a new analysis sees that threshold as just the beginning, with new iPad and Mac models on the horizon that could help push the price toward $630.

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Apple stock hits $500 milestone

02/13/2012, 07:02 pm

Apple stock broke the $500 barrier for the first time during Monday trading, and ended the day at $502.60 which gives the world's most valuable company a substantial leg up when compared to next-closest Exxon Mobil Corp.

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2%-3% dividend suggested as best use of Apple's $100B in cash

02/10/2012, 09:02 am

The best use of Apple's nearly $100 billion in cash and investments would be to issue shareholders a dividend yield of between 2 percent and 3 percent, a new analysis argues.

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Apple now worth more than Google and Microsoft combined [u]

02/09/2012, 11:02 am

First on AI: Apple's stock soared to new heights on Thursday, pushing the company's market capitalization to $456 billion, a number that is greater than the values of rivals Google and Microsoft combined.

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