CINCINNATI-- Supermarket operator Kroger said Thursday that it will buy back up to $1 billion of its shares. Kroger, which has 2,640 grocery stores nationwide under banners such as QFC, Food 4 Less, and Fred Meyer, also declared a regular quarterly dividend of 16.5 cents per share, payable June 1 to shareholders of record May 15.» Read More
March 11- Canadian Pacific Railway, the country's second-largest railroad, said it would buy back up to 5.3 million shares, or about 3 percent of its total outstanding shares, over the next year. Canadian Pacific shares closed at C $171.30 on Monday on Toronto Stock Exchange, valuing the buyback program at about C $903 million.
ZURICH, March 6- Computer accessories maker Logitech raised its guidance for the fiscal year starting in April on Thursday, sending its shares up more than 6 percent. Chief Executive Officer Bracken Darrell said in a statement he was confident Logitech was on the right track with its turnaround strategy.
*Qualcomm increases repurchase program, dividend; shares jump. NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 at a record high, as fears of a confrontation between Russia and Ukraine eased and Russian President Vladimir Putin said there was no need to use military force in the Crimea region for now.
SAN DIEGO-- Qualcomm announced a 20 percent increase to its quarterly dividend and boosted its stock buyback program by $5 billion Tuesday. Qualcomm has bought back 27.6 million shares for $2 billion this fiscal year. Shares of Qualcomm Inc. rose $2.12, or 3 percent, to $75.75 in premarket trading.
March 4- Qualcomm Inc, the world's biggest cellphone chip maker, raised its share repurchase authorization by $5 billion to $7.8 billion. The company also raised its cash dividend by 20 percent to 42 cents per share, effective for quarterly dividends payable after March 26. Qualcomm said $2.8 billion remained under the previous stock repurchase plan.
*Attributable earnings $1.53 vs est $1.28. Feb 20- Satellite TV provider DirecTV on Thursday reported fourth-quarter results that topped Wall Street estimates with better-than-expected U.S. growth and announced a $3.5 billion share buyback, sending its stock up nearly 3 percent.
TORONTO, Feb 20- Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc reported weaker-than-expected results on Thursday, hurt by slowing growth, but its stock jumped as it hiked its dividend and made plans to buy back up to C $440 million in shares.
Feb 20- DirecTV, the largest U.S. satellite TV company, reported fourth-quarter results above analysts' estimates as it made more from each subscriber in the United States, and the company authorized a $3.5 billion share repurchase program. DirecTV's shares rose 1.8 percent in premarket trading.
Feb 20- Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons said it would buy back up to C $440 million in shares and raise its quarterly dividend, in the face of pressure from shareholders to return capital.
*Underlying profit of $7.76 bln v $6.9 bln consensus. *Shares in Australia hit one-year high, outpace market. MELBOURNE, Feb 18- Global miner BHP Billiton topped market forecasts with a 31 percent rise in first-half profit on Tuesday and hinted it may launch a share buyback in August, despite giving a cautious outlook on Chinese growth.
Feb 18- U.S. chemical manufacturer Ashland Inc said it would sell its water technologies unit to a fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier& Rice for about $1.8 billion. The proceeds will be used to fund a $1.35 billion stock repurchase it also announced on Tuesday. Ashland shares were up 2.3 percent at $98.40 in early trading.
LOS ANGELES, Feb 12- CBS Corp reported higher profit that beat Wall Street forecasts for the quarter that ended in December, boosted by revenue from digital streaming deals and fees from pay television operators.
Feb 11- Mosaic Co offered an encouraging outlook and announced a big share buyback on Tuesday, buoying the U.S. fertilizer company's stock even as it reported a 79 percent plunge in quarterly profit, a sharper decline than expected.
Feb 10- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn has backed off from his proposal that Apple Inc increase its stock buybacks, citing the company's recent repurchases as well as an influential proxy adviser's call against his proposal.
Feb 10- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said he saw no reason to keep demanding that Apple Inc increase its stock buyback plans, citing the company's recent stock repurchases as well as an influential proxy adviser's call against his proposal. Apple shares were up 1.8 percent at $529.20 in morning trading.
Carl Icahn backed down from his Apple buyback plan. CNBC's Jon Fortt discusses where Apple should be investing its cash.
Feb 10- Carl Icahn said he sees no reason to persist with his proposal that Apple Inc buy back $50 billion of its shares, given the recent share repurchases by the iPhone maker.
Proxy advisory firm ISS is recommending that shareholders vote against investor Carl Icahn's buyback proposal for Apple. CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber provide insight.
LONDON, Feb 10- European shares traded flat on Monday, as cosmetics maker L'Oreal gained on expectations it will buy back its shares owned by Nestle and helped to keep the market steady after its recent gains.
Feb 9- Proxy advisory firm ISS said it recommends shareholders vote against activist investor Carl Icahn's share buyback proposal for Apple Inc, according to a report obtained by Reuters on Sunday. "1/ 8 The Apple board 3/ 8 has returned the bulk of its U.S.-generated cash to shareholders via aggressive stock buybacks and dividends payouts," the ISS report said.