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Finish Line reported a decline in its fourth-quarter earnings and gave downbeat guidance as the sports-apparel retailer continues to struggle amid a weak retail environment.
Wall Street Journal  Mar 27  Comment 
Yahoo has authorized an additional $2 billion for stock buybacks through March 2018.
SeekingAlpha  Mar 26  Comment 
Reuters  Mar 24  Comment 
Drugmaker Merck Inc said its board authorized an additional share repurchase of up to $10 billion of the company's common stock.
MarketWatch  Mar 24  Comment 
Investors that have been searching for a dip in the market to buy stocks will likely have an opportunity to strike within the next three weeks as corporations enter a blackout period for buybacks.
MarketWatch  Mar 20  Comment 
Lowe's Companies Inc. said its board has approved a new share buyback program of up to $5 billion. The new program adds to the previous program's balance, which stood at $2.4 billion at end January. Shares of the home-improvement retailer rose...




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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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