Apple goes to the capital markets today to raise cashApril 29, 2013: 10:27 AM ET
SEC filing suggests that its $60 billion stock buyback has not yet begun in earnest.
By 11 a.m., according to an SEC Form S-3 filing, the company will have deposited the cash necessary to pay accrued dividends. According to Reuters it will also be holding a series of meetings with potential bond buyers under the auspices of Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs.
No dollar amounts were mentioned, but the total raised should be in billions.
The good news for Apple investors is that all this activity suggests that the company's 3-year, $60 billion stock buyback plan has not yet begun in earnest.
In other words, last week's increased volume and $26.67 (6.8%) bump in the share price was the market's doing, not Apple's.