Apple stock pays a cash dividend to its investors, according to its website. Apple declared a dividend in April 2015, paying out 52 cents per share the following month. Previously, Apple paid a dividend of 47 cents per share in February 2015.
Apple started paying dividends in 2012, according to The Motley Fool. Forecasters advise that Apple is a good stock for investors looking for income-producing investments. Because Apple increased its dividends in the past, stock forecasters assume it will do so going forward. If Apple continues to increase the dividend payout by 8 percent, which was the amount of its last dividend increase as of 2015, dividend payouts may jump to $2.76 per share by 2019, advises forecasters.