Revenue in China helps boost the company to a record second quarter, but the iPad remains a weak spot for Apple.
The company gives shareholders even more to be happy about with a dividend increase and new funds to buy back shares.
Activist investor Jana Partners has asked the chipmaker to divide its chip and patent licensing businesses in hopes of boosting Qualcomm's sagging share prices.
Samsung has a hefty $56 billion in cash, but dividends may not be a priority. For 2015, its investor relations chief says, "our primary objective is growth."
A special committee of Dell's board agrees to Michael Dell's new offer, which increases the purchase price to $13.75 per share and includes a special dividend of 13 cents per share.
The company's mobile growth is soaring, and its ad business is strong. Now, about all those other initiatives.
The electronics giant is projecting stronger-than-expected sales this holiday even after delivering better-than-anticipated revenue in the September quarter. The only negative was another drop in iPad sales.
With $145 billion in the bank, Apple has been under increasing pressure to return more money to shareholders. Now it responds -- big time.
Shares in Apple briefly flipped positive early in the company's presentation but were largely stuck in negative territory after the event, down about 1 percentage point at $96.58.
In an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, activist investor Carl Icahn says the stock is worth double its current trading price.