Apple’s statement on returning cash to shareholders Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 12:57 pm. PTWritten by Jim Dalrymple Apple updating shareholders on its cash plans. Marek Bell Yeah, basically Apple is saying they have too much money. Stock is up over 3% on the news. Domicinator I don’t get why the shares went up from this statement—didn’t we already know about this plan? Marek Bell We knew there was a $45 billion buyback in progress. What the statement today says is that they are looking to take further action beyond this to return value to shareholders. Domicinator I see–thanks for clarifying that. I don’t speak Wall Street very well sometimes.