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Reuters  Jul 21  Comment 
Visa Inc , the world's largest payments network operator, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and announced a $5 billion share buyback program.
newratings.com  Jul 21  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - PulteGroup Inc. (PHM) reported a profit for the second-quarter 2016 that increased about 14 percent from the prior year. The company's board approved increasing its existing share repurchase authorization by $1.0...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 20  Comment 
Wall Street Journal  Jul 19  Comment 
United Continental Holdings, hurt by a big write-down of the value of its slot portfolio at Newark Liberty International Airport and the fact that it paid taxes this year as opposed to last, reported net income of $588 million, or $1.78 a share,...
The Economic Times  Jul 19  Comment 
Government is pushing for buyback of shares by Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) as it seeks to generate cash as well as help them push the valuation for any divestment.
MarketWatch  Jul 19  Comment 
Ally Financial Inc. said Tuesday it will begin paying a quarterly dividend of eight cents a share and announced a new $700 million share repurchase program. The financial services company said the dividend and buyback program were part of its...
newratings.com  Jul 19  Comment 
Sixt SE successfully concludes share buyback programme DGAP-News: Sixt SE / Key word(s): Share Buyback Sixt SE successfully concludes share buyback programme 19.07.2016 / 08:30 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this...
MarketWatch  Jul 18  Comment 
Will this finally be the quarter of sluggish earnings news that unnerves investors — shareholders who have been soothed by bond-funded share buybacks that gloss over stagnant earnings?




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A buyback, also known as a share repurchase, is when a company uses excess capital in the form of cash or debt to purchase its own shares on the public market, thereby reducing the number of shares outstanding. In doing so, the company's management signals to the marketplace that it believes its stock is under-priced and that a buyback is the best way to allocate the company's resources.

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