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Forbes  Jul 24  Comment 
On Wednesday and Thursday five major U.S. airlines reported stronger than anticipated earnings --
newratings.com  Jul 24  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $789 million or $2.01 per share, up from $469 million or $1.21 per share last year. Excluding $130 million of special items, net income...
The Australian  Jul 23  Comment 
WOODSIDE Petroleum chairman Michael Chaney has warned investors not to automatically expect a broader share buyback.
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 23  Comment 
Riddhi Siddhi Gluco Biols shares jumped in early trade to hit a 52-week high on the BSE after the shareholders approved the buyback proposal of equity shares at a price of Rs 450 a share through t...
Wall Street Journal  Jul 21  Comment 
Johnson & Johnson said its board approved an additional $5 billion in stock buybacks.
StreetInsider.com  Jul 21  Comment 
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newratings.com  Jul 21  Comment 
HOUSTON (dpa-AFX) - Oilfield services provider Halliburton Co. (HAL, HAL.TO, HAL.F) Monday said second-quarter profit increased from the prior year, with strong performance in the North America market. In separate statements, the company raised...
StreetInsider.com  Jul 17  Comment 
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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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