“March 19, the first anniversary of Apple’s 2012 dividend announcement, came and went without remark from the company, let alone the 56 percent increase in that dividend some analysts were predicting,” John Paczkowski writes for AllThingsD.
“And now, as it heads towards its next earnings report, scheduled for release on April 23, questions are emerging about Apple’s intent in delaying word on its dividend,” Paczkowski writes. “Could the company’s silence about its capital allocation plan be an indicator of bad earnings news in the pipeline? Is Apple planning to use news of a dividend increase as a poultice for a share price bruised by some disappointing financials?”
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Apple to webcast Q213 earnings release conference call on April 23rd – April 3, 2013