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What of the following steps can Apple take to provide shareholders with the highest risk-adjusted return on the company’s excess cash balance?
Common stock dividends, including a one-time or a series of special dividends :
56% - Votes: 389
Share repurchases :
19% - Votes: 132
11% - Votes: 74
Current capital-investment policy :
8% - Votes: 54
Issuance of preferred stock, as proposed by hedge fund manager David Einhorn :
6% - Votes: 41