Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been flat for several months now and they’re currently paying a dividend of only 1.98%. We don’t usually hold stocks that pay less than 3.5% so it was time to sell. We bought them in April, 2013 for $61.40 (adjusted before a 7:1 split) because they were undervalued at that time. We happily accepted the less than stellar dividend because the share price was appreciating nicely. They’ve given up some ground lately and don’t seem to be recovering so it was time to take our profit. We sold at $107.50 to realize a return of 75% – not bad for 33 months! We’re confident their share price will improve again but in the meantime we’d like a better dividend. Thanks for the ride Apple!