On Thursday, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) would payout its debut quarterly dividend to stockholders in 17 years, and would also commence repurchasing few of its shares.
Following the declaration in March, the technology firm would start giving out dividends of US$2.65 per share each quarter, with the first to begin from August 16.
The move would be Apple’s debut dividend announcement since 1995, with the overall amount of the quarterly dividend predicted to be almost $2.6bn each quarter.
Its competitors include Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) whose number of outstanding shares remained 327.03 million having insider ownership of 0.14% and Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) having outstanding shares 1.97 billion with insider ownership of 0.02%.
Other technology stocks include Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) with insider ownership of 0.39%, Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) insider ownership remained 0.37%, Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) insider ownership stayed 0.11%, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) having insider ownership of 6.91%, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) with 0.5.54% insider ownership and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) possessing 0.60% insider ownership.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock’s trade at beginning with a price of $631.30 and hit the maximum level of 634.00 and was hanging around 631.35 by losing -0.37 points or -0.07%.
Shares price of AAPL moved up from its 20 days moving average with +4.42% and remote positively from 50 days moving average with +6.80%. AAPL current year earnings per share experienced an addition with 82.63% while its current quarter performance remained 14.68%.
AAPL has a trade volume of 2.63 million shares is lower as compared to average trading capacity of 13.63 million shares.
AAPL last month stock price volatility remained 1.54%. In its share capital AAPL has 937.41 million outstanding shares among them 936.89 million shares have been floated in market exchange. AAPL stock institutional ownership remained 68.09% while insider ownership included 0.03%.
The stock is ahead its 52 week low with 79.09% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -1.49%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.22. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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