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OilVoice  1 hr ago  Comment 
National Oilwell Varco Inc. NYSE NOV announce that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program to purchase up to 3 billion of the company39s outstanding common stock. Cla
DailyFinance  Sep 30  Comment 
National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program to purchase up to $3 billion of the company's outstanding common stock. Clay C. Williams,...
StreetInsider.com  Sep 30  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/Canadian+Pacific+Railway+%28CP%29+Adds+5%25+to+Buyback+Plan/9869371.html for the full story.
guardian.co.uk  Sep 30  Comment 
Building supplies group benefits from better performance in US but Europe still weak Building supplies business Wolseley has pleased investors with a raised dividend and £250m share buyback, after a strong US performance boosted its results. The...
StreetInsider.com  Sep 29  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/FedEx+%28FDX%29+Updates+on+Annual+Meeting+Results%3B+Approves+15M+Common+Stock+Buyback+Plan/9868139.html for the full story.
The DIV-Net  Sep 27  Comment 
Are share repurchases good or bad? The answer, as might be expected, is a bit gray. Assuming the company has a certain amount of cash they wish to return to shareholders, the two ways they can do it are through dividends and share...
Forbes  Sep 26  Comment 
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Lear Corp. (NYSE: LEA) is the #84 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity. To make that list, a stock must have...
Yahoo  Sep 25  Comment 
One of the dominant themes of this bull market has been companies' aggressive repurchasing of their own shares in response to cheap debt and modest economic growth. While there are signs the trend is peaking, it's hard to see many better options...
StreetInsider.com  Sep 25  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/BDCA+Venture+%28BDCV%29+Plans+Change+of+Investment+Objective%3B+Approves+%245M+Buyback+Plan/9860713.html for the full story.
Motley Fool  Sep 25  Comment 
Two years ago, the international tobacco giant said it would make massive repurchases of shares. Will the investment pan out?




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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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