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  • Boeing ups buyback plan to $12B; raises dividend Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    CHICAGO— Boeing said Monday that it is increasing its quarterly dividend and increasing its stock buyback plan to $12 billion. It bought $6 billion worth of shares in 2014. Boeing expects to buy back the stock under the new program over the next two to three years. Shares of The Boeing Co. increased $1.31 to close at $122.08 Monday, but have dropped 11 percent this...

  • 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...

  • Insurer MetLife approves $1 billion share buyback Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Insurance company MetLife Inc. said Friday that its board approved spending up to $1 billion more to buy back its own stock. CEO Steven Kandarian said that the company wanted to reward MetLife's shareholders even as its "approach to capital management remains cautious in light of regulatory uncertainty." The Financial Stability Oversight Council, a...

  • 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.

  • Fan of smart, aggressive buybacks: Cramer  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer says if a company shows investors it believes its own stock is cheap, it's a good indicator the stock may be worth buying. Cramer shares companies with the best buybacks.

  • Repurchases coming back?  Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs projects share repurchases to surge 18 percent to $707 billion in 2015, reports CNBC.com's Jeff Cox.

  • *Expects to raise $7 bln- $8.5 bln from asset sales by mid-2016. Nov 12- Dow Chemical Co raised its asset sale target by as much as 42 percent to $8.5 billion and increased its share buyback plan by $5 billion, as it looks to thwart hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb's push to split the company. Shares of Dow Chemical, which also raised its quarterly dividend to 42 cents per...

  • Nov 12- A minority shareholder in Tribune Publishing Co urged the company to sell non-core assets and buy back shares, saying the publisher of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune was undervalued. Engine Capital said Tribune could sell all its non-core assets for at least $150 million. Engine Capital estimated that Tribune trades for less than 3 times...

  • Tribune shareholder urges asset sale, share buyback Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:59 AM ET

    Nov 12- A minority shareholder in Tribune Publishing Co urged the company to sell non-core assets and buy back shares.

  • Nov 12- Dow Chemical Co, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, increased its dividend and said it would buy back shares worth $5 billion, more than doubling its share repurchase program. Dow, which is being pushed by hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb to split up, said it would complete its previous $4.5 billion share repurchase program by the end of the year.

  • Dow Chemical raises buyback program by $5 bln to $9.5 bln Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    Nov 12- Dow Chemical Co said it would buy back shares worth $5 billion, bringing its total stock repurchase program to up to $9.5 billion.

  • *Fujifilm to buy back 150 billion yen of own shares over 3- year term. TOKYO, Nov 11- Fujifilm Holdings Corp said it expects its influenza drug Avigan to be approved by international government bodies to treat Ebola after it receives clinical test results as early as the end of the year. "So far, four Ebola patients have recovered after being treated with the drug,"...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- Insurer American International Group on Monday reported better-than-expected third quarter earnings, bolstered in part by improved performance at core insurance operations. Chief Executive Officer Peter Hancock said the company remains "disciplined in our approach to balancing growth, profitability, and risk and focused on maintaining...

  • LONDON, Oct 31- Romanian investment fund Fondul Proprietatea aims to launch its secondary listing in London in December and hopes to get approval from shareholders for another share buyback, the fund's manager Greg Konieczny said. On Friday, Fondul had a market capitalisation of 11.6 billion lei on the Bucharest stock exchange. Templeton has pushed...

  • Oct 29- Goodyear Tire& Rubber Co reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as raw material costs fell in North America and the tire maker said it would buy back shares worth up to $150 million in the fourth quarter. Operating income from Goodyear's North America business, which accounts for 44 percent of its total revenue, rose 30 percent in the third...