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Forbes  5 hrs ago  Comment 
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) is the #54 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity. To make that list, a stock must...
Reuters  7 hrs ago  Comment 
European companies are likely to join a boom in share buybacks as central bank cash floods the economy, risking criticism that they are recycling capital rather than investing to promote growth.
MarketWatch  9 hrs ago  Comment 
Announced corporate stock repurchases jumped to a record $104.3 billion in February, topping the previous record of $99.8 billion announced in July 2006, according to TrimTabs Investment Research. Meanwhile the number of buyback programs announced...
Forbes  Mar 4  Comment 
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Kohl's Corp. (NYSE: KSS) is the #52 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity. To make that list, a stock must...
Forbes  Mar 3  Comment 
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX) is the #50 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity. To make that list, a stock must have...
Forbes  Mar 3  Comment 
Best Buy reported a surge in fourth quarter profit on Tuesday, and unveiled plans to hike its dividend and repurchase stock.
MarketWatch  Mar 3  Comment 
Stryker Corp. shares rose 1.6% in premarket trade after the medical technology company said its board has approved a new $2 billion share buyback program. The approval brings the company's total buyback authorization to $2.583 billion. Shares...
Benzinga  Mar 2  Comment 
Boise Cascade Company (Boise Cascade or the Company) (NYSE: BCC) announced today that its Board of Directors (Board) has approved a share repurchase program, as well as the Company's 2015 capital spending plan.  The Board authorized a common...
USAToday.com  Mar 2  Comment 
Backs CEO Mary Barra, does not back hedge fund push for share buyback.




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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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