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Buy Apple because it may double its dividend, RBC says

Customers look at the iPhone 7 smartphone inside an Apple store in New York.
Eduardo Munoz | Reuters
Customers look at the iPhone 7 smartphone inside an Apple store in New York.

Investors should buy Apple shares on the prospect of a large increase in its capital return to shareholders, according to RBC Capital Markets, which reiterated its outperform rating.

"Most [investors] think upside is around $140-150 at this junction; we think the surprise could be a material uptick in capital allocation that could change this narrative," analyst Amit Daryanani wrote in a note to clients Sunday. "We believe the fundamental reality remains that AAPL's valuation is materially sub-par to what we anticipate is its long-term revenue and EPS potential."