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Forbes  Dec 16  Comment 
The defense sector lived up to its name as battles over the federal debt and budget cast uncertainty over their capital plans.
Yahoo  Dec 15  Comment 
Boeing Co raised its share repurchase authorization to $12 billion from $10 billion and said it would increase its quarterly dividend by 25 percent, a sign of confidence in its cash outlook for the year. ...
Wall Street Journal  Dec 11  Comment 
Q Investments LP, which owns about 3% of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s stock, is seeking a shareholder vote to pressure the publisher to hand back more cash to shareholders.
The Hindu Business Line  Dec 11  Comment 
Software company R Systems International Ltd surged to its all-time high on Thursday on buyback plan. At 1.50 pm, the stock was trading at Rs 77.95, up Rs 8.95 or 12.97 per cent on the B...
The Hindu Business Line  Dec 10  Comment 
Shares of OnMobile Global will remain in focus on Thursday, as its board is meeting to decide on buyback proposal. Investors will be keen to know the quantum and price the company plans to buyback...
Market Intelligence Center  Dec 10  Comment 
U.S. companies had spent more than $155 billion on stock buybacks during the first quarter of 2014 – the second-largest period of buybacks on record. In contrast, S&P repurchases decreased to $116.2 billion in 2Q 2014 and have gone down even...
Canada.com  Dec 9  Comment 
The steep cut in dividend will help AGF renew its share buyback program next year and allocate capital for growth




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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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