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Monday, July 23, 2012

Should Google Pay A Dividend?

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There are many companies today awash with cash and not many ideas on how to invest it; at least not in ways that will generate the types of returns these companies have had in the past. Even Apple, whose founder Steve Jobs was against paying dividend. There are many companies today awash with cash and not many ideas on how to invest it; at least not in ways that will generate the types of returns these companies have had in the past. Even Apple, whose founder Steve Jobs was against paying dividends of any kind, finally caved in after the unfortunate passing of Mr. Jobs, and declared a dividend per share of $2.65. Not a generous dividend, considering the company generates tons of cash on top of the billions already on the balance sheet. However, the move is underpinned by increasing pressure for companies to pay dividends, particularly technology companies that have had astronomical growth in the past and have amassed huge amounts of cash. ... Continue to read.
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