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Without buybacks or dividends, Apple would have $210 billion in the bank

Apple's capital return program, originally announced back in March of 2012, has already returned vast amounts of money to shareholders in the form of dividends and stock buybacks Since its first incarnation, Apple has dramatically increased the scope of its stock buyback program, announcing in Apri...

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Apple last quarter spent more money on stock buybacks than Google generated in revenue

Since March of 2012, Apple has nearly tripled its capital return program. What started out as a US$45 billion effort to return value to shareholders has now skyrocketed to a $130 billion program. In conjunction with Apple's increased capital return program, the company recently made available...

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With dividends and stock buybacks, Tim Cook forges a path separate from Steve Jobs

"This would have never happened if Steve Jobs were still alive." When it comes to Apple, this is a quip that's repeated so frequently that it has essentially become a laughable cliche. The aforementioned quip is typically bandied about whenever Apple makes a misstep or even takes a step in a new ...

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To date, Apple has spent $28 billion on stock buybacks and $15.8 billion on dividend payments

Apple last April announced plans to substantially increase its dividend and share-repurchasing program to US$100 billion. Apple's press release at the time explained that the company "expects to utilize a total of $100 billion of cash under the expanded program by the end of calendar 2015." Of that...

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Apple files Preliminary Proxy Statement with SEC, urges shareholders to oppose Carl Icahn's share buyback proposal

Apple on Friday posted its Preliminary Proxy Statement with the SEC. The statement provides notice that Apple's annual shareholders meeting is scheduled to take place in 2014 on Friday, February 28. The meeting will see shareholders consider five proposals, one of which is activist investor Carl Ic...

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A quick look back at Apple's dividend history

While Apple during the Steve Jobs era wasn't too keen on doling out dividends, Tim Cook has taken steps to return boatloads of money back to shareholders. This past April, Apple more than doubled its capital return program when it increased its quarterly dividend of US$2.65 by 15 percent and authori...

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Apple to pay quarterly dividend today for AAPL shareholders

AAPL investors take note: Today is the company's payday for AAPL shareholders. By the close of market today, Apple will pay shareholders of record its quarterly dividend of US$3.05 per share. Shareholders must have held the stock no later than Wednesday, November 11 to get this quarter's dividend....

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Apple's first $3.05 quarterly dividend payout scheduled for tomorrow

Back in April, Apple gave shareholders yearning for a bigger cut of Apple's profits something to be happy about. Specifically, Apple a few weeks ago announced that it was upping its quarterly dividend by 15 percent, raising it from $2.65 a share to $3.05 a share. Apple's first dividend payment unde...

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The clever economics behind Apple's $17 billion bond offering

Apple on Tuesday raised $17 billion via a bond offering as part of its recently announced capital program which aims to return $100 billion to shareholders by the end of 2015. Apple's capital return program is comprised of two components: an increased quarterly dividend of $3.05 a share and a $55 bi...

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Apple already taking steps to prepare for its upcoming debt sale

Apple last week announced that it would embark on a massive stock repurchasing plan whereby it will purchase US$60 billion worth of its own shares by the end of 2015. In a press release on the matter, Apple called it the "largest single share repurchase authorization in history." What's more, the c...

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Daily Update for March 19, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

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Investors eyeing Tim Cook's management of Apple's cash horde

Every three months Apple announces its quarterly earnings, and we see the company's huge pile of cash grow to increasingly awe-inspiring heights. Like clockwork, a day or two after the earnings announcement comes calls for Apple to give some of that money back to its shareholders in the form of div...

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News roundup: Trek artists muse Apple design, Illustrator CS5 patched, Apple urged to pay dividends, free apps and more

Each week is busy and with summer winding down and several of us on vacation, we can't hit it all at once. So here's a little roundup of what happened over the past few days. Ars Technica has a lovely chat with some designers from Star Trek: The Next Generation, the show where you may recall seei...

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On Apple's $40 billion, and the question of dividends

AAPL has been hitting new highs just about every day. Yesterday the stock price hit an intra-day high of $230.20, a lofty height indeed. We pointed out earlier that Apple now has the fourth largest market cap of any publicly traded domestic company, so maybe it's time to revisit the question of Appl...

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No Apple stock split...for now.

Thursday, Briefings.com, CNBC and a passel of other market analysts predicted that a 4 for 1 stock split would be announced at the Apple Shareholder Meeting. This rumor moved the market, but there are conflicting opinions to why. First, for the uninitiated, a stock split is a zero sum game. One i...

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