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DailyFinance  5 hrs ago  Comment 
AltaPacific Bancorp (OTCBB:ABNK), the parent company of AltaPacific Bank, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an extension of the Company’s share repurchase program for an additional $1.0 million of...
DailyFinance  Apr 3  Comment 
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 04/03/14 -- National Automation Services, Inc. ("NAS") (OTCQB: NASV) announces the Company's Board of Directors has approved a $1,330,000 share buyback program. The buyback program will be funded either...
StreetInsider.com  Apr 2  Comment 
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Wall Street Journal  Mar 31  Comment 
AT&T said its board approved the repurchase of up to 300 million shares, worth about $10.5 billion at Friday's close, following several similar stock buyback plans over the past three years.
StreetInsider.com  Mar 31  Comment 
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SeekingAlpha  Mar 30  Comment 
ByMichael Blair: I published a recent article warning of the risks of stock buybacks at market highs and received some comments disputing the thought and asserting that companies with large buybacks outperform. I did not say buybacks were all bad,...
Wall Street Journal  Mar 27  Comment 
Toyota Motor shares get a relatively warm reception following the announcement of a share buyback plan worth up to $3.5 billion, bucking the overall market weakness.
StreetInsider.com  Mar 26  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/SunTrust+Banks+%28STI%29+to+Increase+Quarterly+Common+Stock+Dividend+and+Share+Repurchase+Program/9319880.html for the full story.
Bloomberg  Mar 26  Comment 
Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s largest automaker, said it will buy back stock for the first time in five years as its cash pile swells and profit climbs.




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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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