Preferred stocks are a special class of investments that have several unique features. Those features often make them confusing to investors. So what exactly are preferred stocks? CNBC explains.
With excess cash on hand from years of cautious spending and slower store growth, retailers in 2012 will focus on returning capital to investors via share buybacks and dividends, according to a Credit Suisse report out today.
By holding stocks and bonds in equal proportion, you won’t need to be prescient; you can stick to your portfolio and ride out the storms, the NY Times reports.
Spending on stock buybacks is surging among American corporations, while spending on capital investments like new plants and infrastructure has stagnated, the New York Times reports.
Buybacks equal to "about 4% of the S&P market cap at an annualized rate, so it's pretty significant," says Binky Chandha of Deutsche Bank to CNBC's Herb Greenberg.
CNBC's Herb Greenberg has the story on Amgen issuing new debt to help pay for a $5 billion stock buyback.
What should Apple do with its $81.6 billion in cash? Peter Misek, Jefferies & Company senior tech analyst, weighs in, and the Fast Money traders offer their thoughts on Apple and Qualcomm's earnings.
This is a transcript of Warren Buffett's live interview on CNBC with Andrew Ross Sorkin on Friday, September 30, 2011. In it, Buffett says he thinks it is "very, very unlikely" the U.S. economy will go back into recession. He also reveals that Berkshire has been buying billions of dollars worth of inexpensive stocks during the third quarter, and has just started to repurchase its own shares.
Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway has been buying stocks at bargain prices, including shares of his own company. He's not worried about a 'double-dip for the U.S. economy, saying "it's very, very unlikely, we'll go back into a recession."
Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway soared 8.1 percent today, putting them right around the upper limit of the company's stock buyback authorization announced this morning.
Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners, weighs in on Berkshire Hathaway's buyback plans and whether the company is running out of ideas for spending its massive amount of cash.
Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway are soaring on this morning's announcement the company may repurchase some of the company's Class A and/or Class B shares if they're cheap enough. Buffett appears to be loosening his definition of "cheap enough" but that doesn't necessarily mean buybacks are underway now.
The company should be buying back stock by the bucketload and doubled the dividened, says Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners.
America's biggest corporations rewarded shareholders by spending more money on stock repurchases for the eighth consecutive quarter.
Scott Budman, KNTV San Jose with the latest details on Dell's plans to buy back up to five billion dollars in stock.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer with his take on three egregious users of buyback programs and asks what would have happened if these companies took all the money they spent on share repurchases over the last five years, and had instead returned it to investors in the form of a dividends?
People usually think of insider trading as illegally manipulating stock sales for huge profits. But it can also be legal. So just what is insider trading? When can it be legal? Here are the details.
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The mining industry is beginning to run out of debt and this is proving to be a problem according to Andrew Keen, the head of metals & mining research at HSBC.
Fourth-quarter earnings per share could be artificially boosted by stock buybacks for the first time since 2007, Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at Standard & Poor’s told CNBC.com.