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Market Intelligence Center  Jul 27  Comment 
Buyback Achievers Powershares (PKW) presents a trading opportunity that offers a 2.45% return in just 116 days. A covered call on Powershares Buyback Achievers at the $48.00 level expiring on Nov. '15 offers an assigned return rate of 2.45% or...
Reuters  Jul 24  Comment 
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proposed U.S. corporate tax reforms on Friday including a sliding scale for capital gains taxes, greater transparency for stock buybacks and changes in executive compensation to encourage long-term...
Reuters  Jul 24  Comment 
American Airlines Group Inc on Friday reported second-quarter profit that topped analysts' expectations and declared a stock buyback and dividend as cheap fuel continued to benefit its bottom line.
newratings.com  Jul 23  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) reported second-quarter 2015 net income of $1.19 billion or $3.14 per share, up from $789 million or $2.01 per share in the same quarter last year. Net income for the latest-quarter...
Reuters  Jul 23  Comment 
United Continental Holdings Inc on Thursday forecast a drop in unit revenue and trimmed plans for capacity growth as the U.S. dollar weighs on demand abroad, but it announced new share buybacks because its profit continues to rise.




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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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