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Why stock buybacks soared at the end of 2018

by Marielle Segarra May 2, 2019
There are several reasons for the frenzy.
The New York Stock Exchange is pictured on January 03, 2019.
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Why big companies are buying up their own stocks

by Marielle Segarra Aug 7, 2018
Buybacks among S&P 500 companies are projected to hit $1 trillion this year.
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Stock buybacks are crazy right now. Here’s why.

by Andy Uhler Apr 18, 2018
Goldman Sachs reported sharply higher profit this week, and yet its shares fell after Goldman said it wouldn’t be buying back stocks in the second quarter. In this respect, Goldman is an outlier. After the corporate tax rate dropped this…
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Explaining stock buybacks

by Paddy Hirsch Apr 9, 2015
Stock buybacks are popular with some, but others say they're a waste of money.
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Goldman Sachs could lose a financial weapon

by Gigi Douban Mar 10, 2015
The Federal Reserve might put limits on the bank's buying back of its own stock.

Who is Carl Icahn and what does he do?

by Stan Alcorn Oct 9, 2014
A former corporate raider looking to remold companies. His current target? Apple

Stock buybacks could be good for investors

by Dan Weissmann Oct 8, 2014
Critics have sounded alarms that companies are pumping up their stock price.

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How to spend a $100 billion: Ask Apple

by Scott Tong Mar 19, 2012
Apple earns only about 1% interest by hoarding its pile of cash reserves. Today, it announced how it would start earning investor love with a stock buyback and dividends.

Apple to buy back $10 billion stock, pay dividend

by Jeremy Hobson Mar 19, 2012
Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a conference call today it would start spending down its nearly $100-billion pile of cash with a $10 billion share buyback and a quarterly stock dividend of $2.65 a share.
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The futility of trying to time the market

by Chris Farrell Mar 13, 2012
Investors can't consistently beat the market. Neither can senior management.