Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
I caught a Bloomberg alert earlier in the day re: the board upping the buyback by $50b -- a lot of folks consider buybacks and dividends to be a sign of problems - some say current; others lean towards future problems that are desired to be glazed.
A sign of problems? Big shareholders have been screaming for buybacks and increased dividends because of AAPL's huge cash hoard. Now that they are complying with those requests it is being considered as a sign of weakness? Sounds like you're damned if you do, damned if you don't.