Today, for The Street, I wrote an article pointing out the list of companies I think could be next in line for a special dividend. On that list was ORCL, who just announced after the bell that theirs could be a special dividend. The companies I looked for were super stable, high market cap, low PE, and loaded with cash. Naturally, at the top of my list: AAPL
Take a look at how much cash per share the company is currently holding. It is an incredible amount of money that the company has on hand, and it represents a big portion of the stock's value. I think, as a company that is printing money right now, it is borderline irresponsible for the firm not to have some sort of special dividend.