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NEW YORK— Lockheed Martin plans to buy back another $2 billion in stock and also boosted its quarterly dividend. Shares of Lockheed Martin Corp. are trading around all-time highs, peaking at $181.22 on Friday. Shares of Lockheed Martin lost 83 cents to $177.56 as the broader markets moved lower Thursday.
CNBC's Jeff Cox explains the effect stock buybacks have on economic growth.
NEW YORK, Sept 23- Companies in the S&P 500 spent $116.2 billion on stock buyback programs in the second quarter, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices, a rate representing fewer repurchases from the previous quarter, even as more companies reduced their share counts.
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NEW YORK— Rockwell Collins Inc. said Friday that its board approved spending another $500 million to buy back the company's stock. The military contractor and jet equipment supplier said it expects earnings between $4.90 per share and $5.10 per share during fiscal year 2015. It expects revenue between $5.2 billion and $5.3 billion.
Alibaba poised for stock market stardom as it begins trading on the NYSE, could raise $25 B Alibaba's IPO eases pain of Yahoo's Internet ad woes with another multibillion-dollar payoff Stocks rise, pound rallies briefly as Scotland opts to stay in UK; Tokyo gains on yen weakness China fines British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline $492 million for bribery, orders exec deported As Scotland rejects independence, businesses and investors breathe sigh of relief Oracle falls in premarket trading as Ellison steps aside as CEO, 2 Q outlook disappoints GM to introduce new, high-end Cadillac next year, start production at Detroit plant Alibaba's mega IPO caps unlikely success story for charismatic Chinese entrepreneur Jack Ma Home Depot says data breach affected 56 million debit and credit cards, malware eliminated Military contractor Rockwell Collins announces buyback, posts fiscal year 2015 outlook
Sept 18- Stock market indexes provider MSCI Inc declared its first-ever quarterly dividend and more than doubled its stock repurchase program to $850 million from $300 million. MSCI will pay Goldman Sachs $300 million in cash and expects to receive about 4.5 million shares of its common stock.
Sept 18- Stock market indexes provider MSCI Inc declared its first-ever quarterly dividend and more than doubled its stock repurchase program to $850 million from $300 million.
BOSTON, Sept 11- Some Dollar Tree Inc investors are crossing their fingers the company doesn't succeed in its $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar Stores Inc, saying it could expand and repurchase stock with the $305 million breakup fee while avoiding all the risk of a major acquisition.
CNBC's David Faber and Jim Cramer discuss the talk on Wall Street over Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba's pricing between $60 and $66 per share.
*To buy back $4 billion of shares. LONDON, Sept 9- Swiss engineering group ABB said it would buy back $4 billion of shares, offering a sweetener to investors after a series of problems at its power systems unit and in the face of sluggish global growth.
LONDON, Sept 9- European shares edged higher in early trading on Tuesday, with Telecom Italia gaining after some interest in its Brazil unit and ABB rallying after unveiling a plan to buy back shares.
Charles Biderman, TrimTabs Investment Research CEO, analyzes current market conditions.
Aug 25- An activist investor urged women's apparel retailer Ann Inc to sell itself, saying it could fetch as much as $2.52 billion, failing which each of the company's board members should buy back stock as a "sign of confidence".
COPENHAGEN, Aug 19- Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk announced the first share buy-back in its 110- year history on Tuesday as an overhaul of the sprawling shipping and oil empire leaves it with more cash than it can usefully invest.
*London- listed shares drop 4 pct. MELBOURNE, Aug 19- The world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, announced plans to spin off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion, most of them acquired in its 2001 merger with Billiton, to focus on its most profitable activities. BHP's London- listed shares fell 4 percent.
*BHP UK shares drop 4 pct. MELBOURNE, Aug 19- Top global miner BHP Billiton will spin off a roughly $16 billion company to shareholders, mostly offloading assets acquired in its 2001 merger with Billiton, as it looks to focus on its strongest businesses.
LONDON, Aug 6- The U.S. economy continues to recover from the depths of the Great Recession, although its speed, trajectory and cruising altitude remain the subject of fierce debate. Instead, companies have chosen to dip into their collective $1.8 trillion pile of cash to re-hire workers, fund merger and acquisitions activity or buy back their own shares.
Aug 6- Time Warner Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and boosted its stock buyback program, but the news failed to prevent its shares from tumbling 11 percent a day after Rupert Murdoch withdrew his bid for the company.
Aug 6- Digital media and entertainment company AOL Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by a 60 percent jump in advertising revenue in its third-party platform. AOL, whose shares were up nearly 4 percent in premarket trading, also said it approved a $150 million share buyback program.