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Apple is giving $2,500 stock awards to most employees

By MrMagic following x   2018 Jan 17, 2:50pm 1,720 views   26 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


Apple will grant $2,500 in restricted stock units over the coming months to most employees.

Apple also announced a large-scale commitment to the U.S. economy on Wednesday.

The RSUs are likely to apply to most employees worldwide, including retail.

The iPhone maker will grant $2,500 in restricted stock units over the coming months. Restricted stock units are valued in company stock, but vest over time. Apple's stock hit an all-time intraday high of $179.39 a share on Tuesday.

The stock awards follow Apple's announcement of a large-scale commitment to the U.S. economy, albeit thin on details. The company said it will add $350 billion in support of the U.S. economy over the next five years, with contributions from a new campus, payments to suppliers, job creation, capital expenditures, and taxes on overseas cash.


https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/17/apple-awarding-2500-rsus-report.html
1   TwoScoopsOfWompWomp   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 17, 3:15pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

As somebody who has extensive experience from my Psychology 101 course I took twenty years ago when I was an undergrad in Georgetown, I diagnose with MEGALOMANIA!!!! 25th!!!! Must Impeach!!!
2   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 17, 5:31pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

They'll be able to afford a low end MacBook Pro.
3   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 17, 5:31pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I'm quite curious why Apple stock is still rising. They look like a company stagnating judging by the product line and the ever more shitty software.
4   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 17, 5:31pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Math challenged people come in and cheer.
5   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 17, 6:10pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anon_1fe2e says
They look like a company stagnating judging by the product line and the ever more shitty software.

Totally agree they look to be stagnating. What do you mean by shitty software though? I don't code by any means, but can throw up a website on my own and feel I'm ahead of probably 90% of my peers when it comes to using and interacting with tech (overall population - My peers are not tech people by any stretch). I make this statement on a 9 year old macbook pro that I've never had to restart or force quit any program. While it was a long time ago for me, that was common place on any windows machine I used. Basically, not sure what software you're talking about.

I think the iPhone has definitely hit a rough patch. Not a whole lot of ingenuity going on there these last few years. But, the reality of the market they sell to is that it works and most people are too dumb to have a much more technologically advanced device/phone. And that's what Apple figured out. Made a product that generally works 99% of the time, is intuitive and is easy to use for the vast majority of the population. There's not much else to it.
6   Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 6:11pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Hey what's that in the sky?
It's a bird.
It'a a plane.
No. It's the Dow Jones Average.
7   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 17, 7:05pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anon_1fe2e says
rious why Apple stock is still rising. They look like a company stagnating judging by the product line and the ever more shitty software.


Their App Store alone is going to make more than all Hollywood Box office this year. They may be "playing it safe"... But playing it safe banking billions a year in profit with a fairly low PE ratio beats most other stocks in the value department. They are a safe stock.. 1 new product away from becoming a growth company again. Who would you bet on taking down the goliath apple?
8   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 17, 7:25pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

WookieMan says
anon_1fe2e says
They look like a company stagnating judging by the product line and the ever more shitty software.

Totally agree they look to be stagnating. What do you mean by shitty software though? I don't code by any means, but can throw up a website on my own and feel I'm ahead of probably 90% of my peers when it comes to using and interacting with tech (overall population - My peers are not tech people by any stretch). I make this statement on a 9 year old macbook pro that I've never had to restart or force quit any program. While it was a long time ago for me, that was common place on any windows machine I used. Basically, not sure what software you're talking about.

I think the iPhone has definitely hit a rough patch. Not a whole lot of ingenuity going on there these last few years. But, the reality of the market they sell to is that it works and most people are too dumb to ha...

IOS has been getting progressively worse. Glitchy with lack of care on the finer details. As for the MacBooks not needing to be restarted, well, let's just say you’ve been lucky, although of course they’re more reliable than Windows, as they should be given the closed environment.
They’ve also abandoned their power users in recent years, bringing out underpowered and overpriced laptops with useless gimmicks - that touch bar FFS.
Too much style over substance, and even the style is lacking these days if you take the iPhone X as an example. That notch...
9   Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 7:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anon_1922f says
Their App Store alone is going to make more than all Hollywood Box office this year. They may be "playing it safe"... But playing it safe banking billions a year in profit with a fairly low PE ratio beats most other stocks in the value department. They are a safe stock.. 1 new product away from becoming a growth company again. Who would you bet on taking down the goliath apple?


I agree Apple is a safe bet considering all the financials, with a potential to take off like crazy with a new hit product.
10   Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 8:04pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Hutch says
Strategist says
with a potential to take off like crazy with a new hit product.
have they had a hit product since Jobs?


Nope. Does not mean they can't.
11   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (32)   2018 Jan 17, 8:04pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

WOW! $2500! That's almost two week's rent in Santa Clara!

I'm so hard I can't move my jaw all the skin on face is zomfmmrgijlwljggg
12   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 8:04pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

You fellows sound like you want to bet against Apple. They have a pretty good track record for surprise new products. Remember the iPod and then iPhone to become more profitable than the mature MaC Computer. Look for some surprise device or business to supersede the mature iPhone series, maybe something with self driving cars.
13   FortWayne   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 17, 8:05pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says
WOW! $2500! That's almost two week's rent in Santa Clara!

I'm so hard I can't move my jaw all the skin on face is zomfmmrgijlwljggg


Government will take 50% of that in taxes. But it's still better than nothing.
14   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 17, 8:11pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Hutch says
WookieMan says
Basically, not sure what software you're talking about.


Final cut pro X is apples video editing software.

I'm aware. 99% of people don't have a use for Final Cut though, they can use iMovie. iMovie is probably more software than 95% of most users even need. I don't use Final Cut myself and actually wouldn't be surprised if that product is going to shit. Apple has multiple revenue streams and at some point they can't keep up with the competition when it comes to video editing.
15   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 17, 8:20pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote        

Sniper says
Apple will grant $2,500 in restricted stock units over the coming months to most employees.


Who knew the Apple employees were all part of the 1%, since the Dems claimed only the rich 1% would benefit from the new tax bill Trump signed.
16   Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 8:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Hutch says
Strategist says
Hutch says
Strategist says
with a potential to take off like crazy with a new hit product.
have they had a hit product since Jobs?


Nope. Does not mean they can't.


It takes a visionary lime Jobs. With someone like that yes. Otherwise we've hit peak Apple ... Company life wise.


There is no substitute for Steve Jobs. Elon Musk is considered the next Steve Jobs, and may do even better by transforming how we create and use energy. However, Musk does not work for Apple. Apple keeps up with evolutionary changes better than it's competitors. That alone is enough to keep Apple spiraling towards being the first $1 trillion company. A revolutionary new product would propel Apple to unknown heights.
If Apple was to take over control of Tesla, with Musk still holding the reigns, we could see a synergy of Biblical proportions.
17   Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 17, 8:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Hutch says
Who knew the Apple employees were all part of the 1%, since the Dems claimed only the rich 1% would benefit from the new tax bill Trump signed.


Sniper, nobody said ONLY the 1% will benifit from the tax cuts. They will benefit the most. They pay 24% of federal tax yet are getting 45% of the benifit from the tax cuts.

Do note i did not say Federal INCOME tax.


The indirect benefits to the middle class is their 401K going up. Even the poor who don't pay taxes are getting raises and bonuses.
It's a win for society as a whole.
18   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 17, 9:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

So how many of the total working will get a $2500 bonus?
All,some, 1.0%
19   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 17, 9:47pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anon_16988 says
Sniper says
Apple will grant $2,500 in restricted stock units over the coming months to most employees.


Who knew the Apple employees were all part of the 1%, since the Dems claimed only the rich 1% would benefit from the new tax bill Trump signed.

Yeah, except they said the 1% would benefit the most.
20   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 17, 9:47pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

HeadSet says
You fellows sound like you want to bet against Apple. They have a pretty good track record for surprise new products. Remember the iPod and then iPhone to become more profitable than the mature MaC Computer. Look for some surprise device or business to supersede the mature iPhone series, maybe something with self driving cars.

They weren't new products. They were just more refined than their competitors, competitors who always get to the market before Apple, but have failed to offer the same user experience.
21   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 17, 9:47pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anon_1fe2e says
I'm quite curious why Apple stock is still rising. They look like a company stagnating judging by the product line and the ever more shitty software.


The amazing product they will make this year is a stock buy back.

Strategist says
The indirect benefits to the middle class is their 401K going up. Even the poor who don't pay taxes are getting raises and bonuses.
It's a win for society as a whole.


Right up until the moment it all poof vanishes into a could of moths and a cloud of old white male sandalwood stench.
Tax cuts to the wealthy are not a cure all. They are however a great means to double down on the nation's growing inequality.

HeadSet says
You fellows sound like you want to bet against Apple.


I wouldn't bet against them. They have a lot of cash to keep % on earnings high, despite what will be a shrinking customer base in China as they try and shift to India ... and meet with luke warm success. You cannot bet against a company that is embedded in so many mutual funds and ETFs.

I will absolutely bet against them making a good anything this year though.
23   WatermelonUniversity   ignore (6)   2018 Jan 17, 10:01pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Apple does not need to innovate to make good money the way they have been making since Jobs died. they just need to make products that sell.

before Jobs died, he told Cook "Don't do what I would do. Do what is right."

they are no longer in the business of innovating. they only care about money now.
24   WatermelonUniversity   ignore (6)   2018 Jan 17, 10:03pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Strategist says
their 401K going up


but their other investments went down. money doesn't come from the sky. it move from one asset to another.

Orange and L.A home price forecast is 1-2% this year compared to 6-7% last year. coincidence?
25   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 18, 6:52am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

anon_ee4d1 says
Math challenged people come in and cheer.


:)

Further, anyone want to take a guess at what Apple gave in RSUs to employee's the year prior?

If you guessed $3000, you are right!
26   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (32)   2018 Jan 18, 7:35am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

But the PRESS! RELEASE! says that Apple was planning to fire its entire workforce and shoot them in the face on the way out the door before TRUMPLIGULA! ordered Apple to give them the moar monies!




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