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The Economic Times  Sep 18  Comment 
The company said the buyback which includes a $300 mn accelerated share and the dividend would return about $1 bn to shareholders by the end of 2016.
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 17  Comment 
Shares of Avantel may come under pressure as the company decided to end its buyback window much ahead of the original schedule of February 2015. The board of directors is meeting on Thursday to co...
Wall Street Journal  Sep 16  Comment 
Humana Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a $2 billion share-repurchase program to replace its current buyback.  Sep 15  Comment 
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Wall Street Journal  Sep 11  Comment 
Abbott Laboratories said its board approved the repurchases of as much as $3 billion of the health-products company's shares.


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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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