Can Investors Expect an Apple Dividend Increase in 2013?

One year ago, Apple instituted a dividend. In this video, Andrew Tonner discusses how Apple might return more if its $137 billion cash hoard to investors. A dividend increase certainly looks likely, as does a stock buyback. Will the company borrow money at today's low interest rates to fund activities and return cash to shareholders? Will it issue preferred shares? Apple has flexibility, and Andrew addresses different strategies on how some of its cash may find its way back to investors.

There's no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology's largest revolution ever and that longtime shareholders have been handsomely rewarded, with more than 1,000% gains. However, after the company's major backslide recently, there is a debate raging as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on both reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple and what opportunities are left for the company (and your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.

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