Buyback

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Insurance Journal  Nov 24  Comment 
ACE Ltd., the Swiss insurer with operations in more than 50 nations, authorized $1.5 billion of share buybacks to take place in 2015. The plan replaces the authorization that expires at the end of this year, according to a statement … The...
The Straits Times  Nov 23  Comment 
November 24, 2014 1:09 AM SHARE buybacks by listed companies surged in the third week of this month, underscoring price weakness in the local stock market.
Wall Street Journal  Nov 21  Comment 
Dillard’s unveiled a $500 million stock buyback program Friday, a day after an activist investor began pushing for change at the department-store operator.
MarketWatch  Nov 20  Comment 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals' stock got a midday lift Thursday, after the drugmaker announced a new $2 billion securities repurchase program. The stock was up 1%, and on track to close at an eight-month high. Just prior to the buyback announcement,...




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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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