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  • Special dividends: Big waste of cash for tech

    Even though Apple, Cisco, Microsoft and other techs have a lot of cash, none of them should open up the vault and hand it out to investors as special dividends.

    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 MORE

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

    Cisco CEO John Chambers has given shareholders back a big chunk of the company's cash through a hefty dividend. But it's not enough to satisfy investors that want stronger earnings growth.

    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. MORE

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

    "Our yield used to be this small. But not anymore!" Cisco CEO John Chambers delighted investors with a 75% dividend hike.

    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 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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