CL4, there is reason to wonder. Last qtr the outstanding diluted number was 947 (I think), that is why I told you that above. With the report showing 945, that means Apple is being a bit more aggressive. I read through the entire CC, there is a part where they talk about buying back shares. It looks to me like they are going to step this up. The cash is just sitting there and TC already acknowledged that they have way more than they need. I can't think of a better investment for Apple than AAPL. It also benefits shareholders tremendously, more than just the subtle buffering of the EPS, it lowers supply and in time of high demand this will benefit us all. (except the shorts like Kass ;D)
Not sure where to post this so this thread seemed the closest to the topic.
Apple's share buyback plan to prevent dilution of the stock was to begin in fiscal year 2013, right?
It was to use 10 billion over a 3 year period. If broken down by quarter then Apple would be or has bought back ~$833,000,000 worth of stock or about 1,500,000 shares at the current market.
As a stock holder I would hope they would seek to buy back on any dips and this recent dip was pretty low. Actually, as a stock holder if they are buying back instead of $833,000,000 per quarter, now would be a good time to buy back all of the 1st years allocation of 3 billion or about 6.3 million shares, wishful thinking.
When will we know if ever when Apple repurchased any stock? Have they already bought some back or must they buy shares back as they give stock options to the employees?
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I'm going insane. I swear 940.69M is the number I saw. And now I can't remember where exactly I pulled it from. It's the number on Yahoo and Fidelity. But I thought I checked with the quarterly report too. I guess not.
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This seems to have gotten very confusing and not sure if there are typos.
The 10k that Apple filed in Oct showed the basic as 934 and the diluted as being 945.
The latest proxy show 938. Did the diluted come down? Don't know. Did the basic go up? Don't know. This will be the first quarter that we can analyze the share program. It is .10c toward EPS, so not really a big deal, the whole point is to stop the diluted share creep.
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