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  • Jan 27- Chemicals maker DuPont said it expects to buy back shares up to $4 billion using the dividend from the spinoff of its performance chemicals business. The company also raised its cost reduction target by $300 million to at least $1.3 billion. Net income attributable to DuPont rose to $683 million, or 74 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from...

  • NORILSK COULD CONSIDER BUYING SMALL VOLUMES OF ITS SHARES FROM MARKET, NO OFFICIAL BUY-BACK CONSIDERED- CEO.

  • UPDATE 1-Agrium shares rise on dividend, buy-back news Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    Jan 22- Canadian fertilizer and farm retail dealer Agrium Inc said it would pay out a larger percentage of its free cash flow as dividends and buy back up to 5 percent of its shares, driving its stock up as much as 5.6 percent. Agrium said it would pay out 40-50 percent of its free cash flow as dividends, up from its earlier target of 25-35 percent. Agrium, which mines...

  • Agrium to pay more in dividend Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 9:02 AM ET

    Jan 22- Canadian fertilizer and farm retail dealer Agrium Inc said it would pay out 40-50 percent of its free cash flow as dividend, up from its earlier target of 25-35 percent. Agrium also said the Toronto Stock Exchange has accepted its plan to make a normal course issuer bid for up to 5 percent, or nearly 7.2 million, of the company's common shares over the next 12...

  • *2014 operating profit 3.38 bln DKK vs forecast 3.33 bln. *Sees 2015 operating profit up 12-14 pct. COPENHAGEN, Jan 20- Danish enzymes maker Novozymes beat 2014 profit forecasts and said it would return cash to shareholders, sending its stock to a record high and calming investor fears that lower oil prices would hit its biofuels business.

  • Profiting from buybacks  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 8:06 AM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu takes a look at whether stocks of companies who are buying back their shares will outperform.

  • What buybacks tell you... Chanos  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 8:04 AM ET

    Jim Chanos, Kynikos Associates founder, shares his thoughts on what buybacks indicate about the company and if it is a strategy that works.

  • UPDATE 1-Carlos Slim becomes top NY Times shareholder Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 6:11 PM ET

    Jan 14- Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has become the largest shareholder of New York Times Co after exercising warrants to double his stake in the publisher to 16.8 percent. New York Times, controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family through Class B shares, paid back the loan in 2011.. New York Times intends to use cash proceeds of about $101.1 million to buy back...

  • Adobe plans up to $2 bln share buyback Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 5:08 PM ET

    Jan 14- Photoshop maker Adobe Systems Inc said it would buyback up to $2 billion of its shares through the end of fiscal 2017.. The company's shares rose 2.2 percent to $71.50 in extended trading on Wednesday. Adobe said authority of its previous buyback program of up to $2 billion through fiscal 2015 has been exhausted.

  • MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets surge on stronger oil Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    *Saudi Arabia's finance minister says state to keep spending. *UAE companies buy back cheap shares. DUBAI, Dec 18- Stock markets in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates soared on Thursday after the price of oil rebounded and the Riyadh government eased investors' fears by saying it would continue spending heavily on economic development.

  • Who's given back $40 billion to investors? This guy  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric chairman & CEO, discusses the company's recent divestitures and explains their buyback and dividend plan.

  • *Buyback, dividend hike, guidance lift Boeing, 3 M, CVS. NEW YORK, Dec 16- The Dow and S&P 500 were holding onto small gains in volatile trading Tuesday afternoon, helped by a rebound in energy shares and investor bets the Federal Reserve will be cautious in removing support in the face of a more fragile global economy. U.S. crude, which fell as much as 4.1 percent, was last...

  • *Buyback, dividend hike, guidance lift Boeing, 3 M, CVS. NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stocks rose in a volatile Tuesday session as energy shares rallied and investors bet the Federal Reserve will be cautious in removing support in the face of a more fragile global economy. "Perhaps markets think the Fed will not be as on-schedule on taking out that language," said Quincy Krosby,...

  • Dec 15- 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. Investors sent Boeing stock up 2.3 percent to $124.90 in after-hours trading. Boeing shareholders have been looking for the company to deliver cash as it...

  • A shareholder had asked at what price Microsoft would consider not buying back its own shares, a question on many investors' minds after the stock has risen 82 percent over the past two years to 14- year highs. "I generally believe that our ability to grow is really only limited by our own imagination, so I tend to think the stock price over time reflects our ability to...

  • Big quarter for tech; Pro still sees value  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    Double digit revenue growth is expected for the S&P tech sector this quarter. Richard Peterson, S&P Capital IQ senior director, believes there's still value in technology.

  • Buybacks get a bad rap: Pro  Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    Cliff Robbins, Blue Harbour Group founder & CEO, explains how buybacks can create a ton of stockholder value. Martin Franklin, Jarden executive chairman, weighs in.

  • Nov 20- Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said it may buy back up to $2 billion worth of securities, replacing a previous $1.5 billion program under which it bought back no securities. The announcement comes a few days after acquisition-hungry Valeant's $54 billion offer to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc was trumped by Actavis Plc's $66...

  • Nov 19- Hedge fund Livermore Partners is pushing for change at U.S. staffing services provider Volt Information Sciences Inc, setting the stage for a potential proxy battle if the company does not act on its demands. It also wants it to sell non-core assets and buy back stock, said David Neuhauser, Livermore's managing director. Volt's share price has...

  • LIVERMORE SAYS WANTS VOLT TO LOOK AT SELLING NON-CORE ASSETS, IMPLEMENTING STOCK BUYBACK.