RECENT NEWS  Oct 26  Comment 
Deutsche Post AG: Share Repurchase Programme DGAP-News: Deutsche Post AG / Key word(s): Share Buyback Deutsche Post AG: Share Repurchase Programme 26.10.2016 / 17:30 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this...
Reuters  Oct 26  Comment 
* Qiagen shareholders approve return of approximately $250 million in cash to shareholders via synthetic share repurchase
Wall Street Journal  Oct 25  Comment 
Volkswagen received final approval of a $14.7 billion deal reached with consumers and government agencies that could get nearly half a million dirty diesel vehicles off U.S. roads.
MarketWatch  Oct 25  Comment 
IBM board OKs $3 billion stock buyback
The Hindu Business Line  Oct 24  Comment 
The board of directors of Sasken Communication Technologies will meet on October 27 to consider a buyback of fully paid-up equity shares, and decide the quantum and mode of acquisition and other rela...
MarketWatch  Oct 24  Comment 
A rare point of agreement between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump two could lead to a sharp increase in stock buybacks, according to Goldman Sachs, which could mean renewed interest in the exchange-traded funds that play that strategy.
TechCrunch  Oct 21  Comment 
 The board of Hampton Creek has hired one of the Big Four accounting firms to investigate claims in a Bloomberg story that the San Francisco-based vegan food company executed on a campaign to buy back mass quantities of its eggless mayo product,...
The Hindu Business Line  Oct 21  Comment 
Yet another company is jumping on to the buyback bandwagon. The board of Lakshmi Machine Works will meet on October 26 to consider a buyback proposal. The board will also consider the unaudited fina...


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See also Capital Allocation.

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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