Is Apple Officially an Income Investment?

It may seem unusual to think of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) as a dividend stock, but that may be the stock's inevitable destiny. Already, Apple's dividend yield is approaching 3%, and that's before a likely significant dividend boost that many analysts are predicting.

If Apple does increase its dividend, how will it affect the stock over the long haul? As Fool contributor Daniel Sparks discusses with's Erin Miller, a shift in sentiment from a growth investment to an income investment could boost the price.

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, 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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  • Report this Comment On April 21, 2013, at 4:00 PM, DanManners wrote:

    If Apple wants a 6% dividend it has to absolutely nothing. With Cook driving the stock price down it is only a matter of time that the dividend is 6%. Save the money to keep Apple alive as it will stop earnings so much cash in the near future as earnings dry up.

    Cook is very successful at destroying Apple. He is really great. We should send him to run North Korea and the govt would collapse.

  • Report this Comment On April 21, 2013, at 5:12 PM, tychicum wrote:

    Dan appears to be one of the paid Samsung agents ...

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