"One of the safer elements found with Apple's upcoming 2Q19 earnings is that the board will approve increases in the company's repurchase authorization and quarterly cash dividends," writes Neil Cybart for Above Avalon.

"The two capital return initiatives continue to be polarizing topics, as Apple has over $ 1

00 billion in balance," writes Cybart. "A closer look at Apple's buy-back and dividend development suggests that the company's board still has a strong incentive to boost Apple's callback approval next week."

"My expectation is that Apple's government will approve an increase in buyback authorization in the $ 75 billion to $ 100 billion range. This will bring Apple's total buyback authorization to around $ 400 billion," writes Cybart. "My expectation is that Apple's board will approve a 14% increase in Apple's quarterly cash dividend of $ 0.83 per share, up from $ 0.73 per share. "

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MacDailyNews Take: Take them on! These repurchases are simply huge and the proceeds are a nice little reward for those who are ready enough to own Apple shares!