The following video is part of our nationally syndicated Motley Fool Money radio show, with host Chris Hill talking with Ron Gross, Andy Cross, and James Early. Earlier this week, Apple announced that it will begin paying a quarterly dividend and buying back shares. In this segment, the guys analyze the dividend payout and share why they're not crazy about the buyback plan. While many companies make a mistake with share buybacks, James shares a few companies that have demonstrated they know how to spend wisely when buying back their own stock.
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