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Despite having $121B in cash, Apple not expected to issue special dividend

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With Apple's cash hoard swelling to more than $120 billion dollars, some investors have begun to hope that the company could issue an additional special dividend to shareholders. However, one analyst says while that decision would be welcome, it's very unlikely to happen....
Despite having $121B in cash, Apple not expected to issue special dividend

Icahn Says Proxy Fight Remains Possible for Dell

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Carl Icahn said he is still considering a proxy fight to force Dell Inc. to pay a large dividend, even as a board committee asked him to waive that right and make a formal bid to buy the company....
Icahn Says Proxy Fight Remains Possible for Dell

Goldman Sachs Tells Investors To Sell HP's Stock, Says It's Worth $16 A Share (HPQ)

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HP shares are dropping like a rock today, down nearly 6% so far, thanks to a big fat "sell" rating issued by Goldman Sachs. HP's problems have not yet hit bottom, Goldman Sachs analysts warned in research note. They gave a target of $16 a share. The stock had been...
Goldman Sachs Tells Investors To Sell HP's Stock, Says It's Worth $16 A Share (HPQ)

AOL Announces Special Dividend

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AOL will return $1.1 billion to shareholders through a special dividend and said it will repurchase $600 million of stock....
AOL Announces Special Dividend

Apple Stock Trading Halted Briefly on Sudden 9% Drop

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BusinessInsider reports some strange activity on Apple's stock today. Trading was halted due to an abrupt drop of over 9%.The stock crashed 9% to $542.80 before trading was stopped. When the stock started trading again, it opened at $598.39Trading has since resumed, but there has been no clarification on what...
Apple Stock Trading Halted Briefly on Sudden 9% Drop

Nokia swings back into profit

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Finnish mobile phone company Nokia returned to profit at the end of 2012, but will pay no shareholder dividend....
Nokia swings back into profit

Warren Buffett's Plan To Raise Taxes On The Rich Is Smart, Fair, And Reasonable

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Ask any non-partisan economist how this country can begin to address its debt and deficit problem, and the answer is "raise taxes and cut spending." Not raise taxes OR cut spending. Raise taxes AND cut spending. With the US federal government currently spending about 22% of GDP per year...
Warren Buffett's Plan To Raise Taxes On The Rich Is Smart, Fair, And Reasonable

Airbnb Makes A British Acquisition And The Timing Couldn't Be Better

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Airbnb has acquired British competitor Crashpadder for an undisclosed amount of money, reports The Next Web. Both companies operate in a similar fashion, connecting people who need a short-term living space to those who are offering it, in effect making anyone a landlord. The timing behind the acquisition is...
Airbnb Makes A British Acquisition And The Timing Couldn't Be Better
Basically, David Einhorn Set Up A Huge Showdown With Apple's Management (AAPL)

BSkyB profits up despite ad decline

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Net profit rises 8% as gains in total customers and efficiency make up for 6% advertising slide in second half of 2011BSkyB has announced net profit was 8% higher in the first half of its financial year despite a drop in advertising revenue.For the six months ending 31 December 2011,...
BSkyB profits up despite ad decline

Apple expected to double dividend to $16 billion, among highest in U.S. history

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Apple expected to double dividend to $16 billion, among highest in U.S. history

New iPad Runs About 10 Degrees (F) Hotter than iPad 2

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Both in our forums and Apple's Discussions, there have been observations and complaints that the new iPad runs warmer than the previous generation. The phenomenon was noticed in TechCrunch's review of the new iPad where they said: One other slight downside which I have to assume is related to either...
New iPad Runs About 10 Degrees (F) Hotter than iPad 2

Telecom Italia Resets Dividend

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Telecom Italia announced plans to cut its dividend, but a strong underlying performance offset the disappointment as the company managed to hold up reasonably well in its austerity-hit home market....
Telecom Italia Resets Dividend

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

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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....
Dividend seen creating 'scarcity issue' for under-owned Apple stock
Microsoft posts record third quarter revenue in spite of flat Windows numbers

10 other ways Apple could have spent its $100 billion

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While others rejoice at Apple's announced dividend and stock buyback, take just a moment to ponder a few other uses to which the company might have put its big cash stash. [Read more]...
10 other ways Apple could have spent its $100 billion

Vocal Apple investors may be getting what they want: higher dividend, lower-priced iPhone

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David Einhorn isn’t the only Applel investor who thinks Apple is doing it wrong. As its stock activity has shown over the past several months, shareholders are worried Apple is losing its way, isn’t innovating enough to compete with challengers like Samsung and isn’t being thoughtful enough about its huge cash pile....
Vocal Apple investors may be getting what they want: higher dividend, lower-priced iPhone

Dell Offers a Dividend, Giving Its Shares a Rare Reason to Rally

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Shares of Dell did something in after-hours trading that they haven’t been known to do in recent months: They rallied. The cause was news that the company would begin paying its first-ever shareholder dividend. Dell said it will pay 32 cents per share a year, or 8 cents a quarter....
Dell Offers a Dividend, Giving Its Shares a Rare Reason to Rally

Apple Beats Targets, Boosts Dividend

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If Apple’s recent stock market performance had got you thinking 2013 might be a year to forget, you might want to reconsider. The company just turned in an old school beat. For the quarter ended in March, the company reported earnings of $10.09 per share on revenue of $43.6 billion....
Apple Beats Targets, Boosts Dividend

Google profits climb, company announces stock split

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Google’s profits rose sharply in the first quarter, to $2.89 billion, with CEO Larry Page saying the company is “tremendous momentum from the big bets we’ve made in products like Android, Chrome and YouTube.” The search giant also announced an unusual plan to implement what amounts to a stock split,...
Google profits climb, company announces stock split

Securities Analytics Firm Data Explorers Acquired By Markit

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Data Explorers, an analytics and analysis firm which helps subscribers track short-selling in stocks, is the latest acquisition of financial data vendor Markit. No deal terms were announced. It’s understood Data Explorers owner Bowmark Capital had been looking to sell the firm for the last year. The company claims...
Securities Analytics Firm Data Explorers Acquired By Markit

Apple announces dividend and share repurchase program for 2012, expects to spend $45 billion over three years

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Surprise, surprise -- Apple just let the cat out of it's own bag. In right around a half-hour, the company will officially unwrap plans to initiate a dividend and share repurchase program commencing later this year. 'Course, analysts have been clamoring for such an announcement for quite some time,...
Apple announces dividend and share repurchase program for 2012, expects to spend $45 billion over three years
Apple’s plans for its $90B in cash: “We’re not going to have a toga party”

REPORT: Apple's Plan For Cash To Shareholders Coming In The Spring (AAPL)

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Apple is going to do something with its cash this spring, says Gina Chon at Quartz. "Apple is leaning toward additional dividends or a share buyback program as part of its effort to return more cash to investors, according to sources," reports Chon. This means, of course, that it is...
REPORT: Apple's Plan For Cash To Shareholders Coming In The Spring (AAPL)

Apple Pulls Controversial Proxy Proposal After Court Ruling

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Apple has withdrawn from its proxy statement a controversial proposal it had intended to place before shareholders that had drawn the ire, and a lawsuit, from hedge fund manager David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital. Apple just moments ago issued a statement essentially saying it will comply with the ruling of...
Apple Pulls Controversial Proxy Proposal After Court Ruling

Analyst meets Apple CFO. Comes out expecting a 6% dividend.

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Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty thinks Apple should borrow cash to pay its shareholders FORTUNE -- While Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn was lobbying shareholders Thursday to support his perpetual preferred stock idea (see Would you buy an iPref from this man?), Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty has been meeting with the Apple...
Analyst meets Apple CFO. Comes out expecting a 6% dividend.
Apple Quantifies Their iPad “Record Weekend”: 3 Million Sold In 3 Days
Apple's plan for its cash: stock buyback or more dividends likely coming this spring

The Fiscal Cliff Makes Oracle Rush Out Its Dividends (ORCL)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Oracle Corp said it would accelerate payment of three quarters of dividends, joining a number of companies doing the same because of uncertainty about the U.S. government's fiscal plans. About $600 billion of automatic tax increases and spending cuts are scheduled to come into effect in...
The Fiscal Cliff Makes Oracle Rush Out Its Dividends (ORCL)

Why did Apple drift sideways in 2011 and take off in 2012?

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The dividend is one reason it’s up. But what was keeping it down was fear. The investors who mull over the mysteries of Apple’s (AAPL) valuation at Investor Village’s AAPL Sanity board have been trying to come to grips with the shape of the chart at right, which shows the...
Why did Apple drift sideways in 2011 and take off in 2012?
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