Apple plans to sell as much as $6.5 billion in bonds
NEW YORK - Apple is planning another large bond sale at a time when investors are paying near record premiums for high-quality bonds.
The technology giant will sell a combination of bonds with maturities ranging from five years to 30 years. The company was originally trying to sell $5 billion in bonds, according to traders, but investor demand has been strong and Apple's offering might go as high as $6.5 billion.
The sale is not one of the largest bond offerings from Apple.
Apple sold roughly $17 billion in bonds in 2013, which at the time was the largest bond sale ever by a U.S. company. A year later, Apple sold $12 billion in bonds.
The company has used the proceeds previously to pay investors dividends and increase its share buybacks.