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MarketWatch  Nov 18  Comment 
Animal health company Zoetis Inc. said Tuesday it's board has approved a share buyback program of $500 million. Shares were not yet active in premarket trade, but have gained 35% in the year so far, while the S&P 500 is up 10%. Market Pulse...
Insurance Journal  Nov 17  Comment 
Aon plc announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a new $5 billion share repurchase program, which is in addition to its existing share repurchase program previously authorized in April 2012. Approximately $1.1 billion of remains from...
Wall Street Journal  Nov 13  Comment 
Rolls-Royce Holdings expects to complete the sale of its energy gas turbine business to Siemens AG by year-end, clearing the way for a $1.58 billion share repurchase.
Financial Times  Nov 13  Comment 
newratings.com  Nov 12  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) Wednesday said its Board has approved an additional $500 million to its on-going share repurchase program, effective immediately. This $500 million is in addition to the about $37 million remaining...
Mondo Visione  Nov 10  Comment 
Nasdaq today announced that the Nasdaq Global Buyback Achievers™ Index is serving as the basis for Invesco PowerShares' most recent ETF launch – the PowerShares Global Buyback Achievers UCITS ETF (symbol: BUYB). This marks the first product,...




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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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