Buyback

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WA Business News  Mar 27  Comment 
Perth-based miner South32 is launching a $US500 million ($A655 million) on-market share buyback as the BHP Billiton spin-off continues to benefit from the recovery in commodity prices.
The Hindu Business Line  Mar 23  Comment 
The buyback offer from Jagran Prakashan to its shareholders opens for subscription on Friday, March 24. The company plans to acquire up to 1.55 crore shares, representing 4.74 per cent of the total ...
MarketWatch  Mar 23  Comment 
The largest exchange-traded fund related to companies repurchasing their own stock has fallen out of favor in 2017, sharply underperforming the market and seeing outflows as companies reduce the amount they spend on buybacks.




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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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