Comments on: Why Apple shouldn’t pay a dividend http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Pegford http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/comment-page-1/#comment-19602 Mon, 18 Oct 2010 17:35:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/#comment-19602 A stock split would be nice. It would make purchasing a small number of shares of stock more affordable to young people who are graduating from college, getting jobs and setting up a 401Ks. They are a new generation of investors who long ago “bought into” the product by spending their allowances on – or asking for gifts of – iPods and iTunes, then MacBooks and iPhones.

….. and it would reward those of us “oldies’ who kept the faith through the years, both in adopting the Mac brand and staying with it, despite the ridicule of friends and colleagues… (Ha!) and purchasing and holding stock for many years. A client I have worked with for 10 years used to tease me about being “a Mac person.” Two years ago, he bought an iPhone and said he’d never go back….. when the family’s PC died earlier this year, he bought his son the promised Desktop Mac. and learned that Apple’s “plug and play” slogan really means what it says.

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By: nedofbaker http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/comment-page-1/#comment-11064 Tue, 12 Jan 2010 06:33:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/#comment-11064 It doesn’t sound like Brett Arends has made any effort to understand the new tech of blogs and RSS readers.

Nevertheless, his comments on Apple don’t warrant this hyperbole. It’s completely valid to question Apple’s cash stockpile. And as for a cash-financed company borrowing to finance a dividend, that is exactly what Intel did in June, during perhaps its strongest year on record. Hardly a desperate move by a company on its last legs:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=2 0601103&sid=aPUbuCtDlPpQ

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By: Felix Salmon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/comment-page-1/#comment-11063 Tue, 12 Jan 2010 05:52:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/#comment-11063 Um, because Apple stock is higher now than it’s ever been in the past?

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By: Philon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/comment-page-1/#comment-11061 Tue, 12 Jan 2010 04:38:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/#comment-11061 How do you know this is the “top of the market” for Apple stock?

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By: Langstraat http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/comment-page-1/#comment-11045 Mon, 11 Jan 2010 22:12:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/#comment-11045 I too have Apple shares, when all around has collasped and fortunes and aspirations dashed they have come through the bad times. At $200+ I’d like to see another ‘split’. If I can’t receive a dividend I can spend on new apple products at least give me the satisfaction of doubling my investment albeit if only in numbers of shares and the option to sell some and update my Apple kit.
Next to Steve I’m the best marketing tool they have.

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By: DanHess http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/comment-page-1/#comment-11043 Mon, 11 Jan 2010 20:01:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/#comment-11043 You tell’im, Felix!

Apple has been pinned to the ground at several times in its history and each time it has roared back stronger than ever, after pouring its own cash at hand into new technologies.

From Dec 2000 until Dec 2003, eons by stock-trading standards, Apple bounced around $10 per present share, and as little as $6, held afloat only by the cash on its books. Attention Deficit Disorder-riddled investors wouldn’t have thought twice about tossing one of the greatest and most innovative corporations history has produced into the bankruptcy dustheap, if it weren’t for that pesky pile on the balance sheet.

What’s more, it is a shame Arends views writing as a disease! Can any human drive that is not foremost about money possibly be healthy?

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By: Uncle_Billy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/comment-page-1/#comment-11042 Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:47:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/#comment-11042 …and he’s probably a lousy cook to boot. Ha!

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By: maynardGkeynes http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/comment-page-1/#comment-11041 Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:30:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/#comment-11041 Correction to 7:28: “what Microsoft has done.”

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By: maynardGkeynes http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/comment-page-1/#comment-11040 Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:28:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/#comment-11040 Perhaps Apple should do what Microsoft done. Instead of paying out dividends, use its cash hoard to develop products that are worse than the previous one, like Vista. That way its shareholders won’t have to pay that awful 15% tax on dividends. Instead, shareholders can see their dividends wasted as they disappear into the pockets of a bloated, inefficient, overpaid bureaucracy that makes increasingly bad products. Admittedly, Apple has escaped this winners curse so far thanks to the singular vision of Steve Jobs. Let us hope, for many reasons, personal and financial, that his health remains good. Otherwise, Apple can follow the example of most growth companies, which will live and die without ever having paid their long term shareholders a penny. The management, and the employees, however, will have lived well in the meantime.

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By: Kiljoy616 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/comment-page-1/#comment-11039 Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:27:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/01/11/why-apple-shouldnt-pay-a-dividend/#comment-11039 Its good Apple Inc. does not play with all the other looser companies we see now a days.

I for one own shares of Apple Inc. but in small quantity but knowing that I can sell my shares now for 3 times my purchase gives me a nice warm feeling.

I like that apple tend to bring out great products that just work.

For Apple Inc. at this time start pushing out the door dividends for no reason and then have to borrow money from banks sound more of a wish for some for Apple to fold.

As a shareholder I at no time have cared about the dividends as I have about stock prices and company performance.

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