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  • Special dividends: Big waste of cash for tech

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, and Abbott Laboratories, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Apple (AAPL) has more than $120 billion in cash.  Microsoft (MSFT) is sitting on $66.6 billion. And Cisco Systems (CSCO) has $45 billion in "caysh." So will any of these firms join the latest craze that's MORE

    - Dec 4, 2012 1:25 PM ET
  • Can Cisco make a comeback?

    Is cash (or caysh if you pronounce it like Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers) king? We may find out Tuesday. Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday.

    It's been a tough year for the networking giant. Shares are down 6.5%, despite the fact that it has nearly $50 billion in caysh on its balance sheet and is putting a lot of it to use with a dividend. Cisco's MORE

    - Nov 9, 2012 12:11 PM ET
  • Apple and Cisco show investors the money

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, and Abbott Laboratories, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Who needs to own a boring U.S. Treasury bond when you can buy an exciting tech stock and get a similar -- or in many cases, higher -- yield in the process?

    Cisco Systems (CSCO) announced Wednesday MORE

    - Aug 16, 2012 1:14 PM ET
  • Apple closing in on all-time high. Again.

    Remember all the investor disappointment about Apple's latest earnings report? That's no longer an issue. Shares of Apple (AAPL) were up nearly 1.5% Monday to about $625. The stock has rebounded more than 8% since a 4% pummeling the day after it missed forecasts and guided lower. In fact, the stock is now just 3% below the all-time high of $644 it set back in April.

    It appears that any lingering MORE

    - Aug 6, 2012 1:19 PM ET
  • Stupid Stock Move of the Day! Dell up?

    @LaMonicaBuzz I nominate $DELL for stupid stock move of the day. After May earnings lost 11%, weak outlook, -50% 5yr rtrn - Div changes NADA

    — Jeff Reeves (@JeffReevesIP) June 13, 2012

    #StupidStock Move of the Day! @JeffReevesIP convinced me! $DELL up 4%? Dividend is nice. But earnings and sales growth would be much nicer.

    — Paul R. La Monica (@LaMonicaBuzz) June 13, 2012

    Dell (DELL) is finally parting with some of its cash MORE

    - Jun 13, 2012 2:47 PM ET
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