HARTFORD, Conn.— Aetna Inc. said Friday that it is increasing its quarterly dividend by 11 percent and plans to repurchase up to $1 billion of its shares. Aetna also said that its board authorized the company to repurchase up $1 billion additional shares, which is on top of its existing $464 million repurchase authority. Shares of the Hartford, Connecticut- based...» Read More
European stocks ended lower on Wednesday, as news of strong demand for the Federal Reserve's $20 billion auction designed to ease tensions in credit markets failed to boost banking shares.
Dutch Philips Electronics said on Wednesday it plans to buy back 5 billion euros ($7.2 billion) of its own shares after hedge fund pressure for the firm to improve its performance and capital structure.
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Aon, one of the world's largest insurance brokers, said on Monday it has agreed to sell two units for about $2.75 billion and will devote the proceeds of the deal to a share buyback.
General Electric said it expects 2008 profit of "at least" $2.42 per share, up at least 10 percent, Chairman and Chief Executive Jeff Immelt told investors Tuesday.
AT&T announced Tuesday a share buyback program worth nearly $16 billion and its biggest-ever dividend increase, sending shares of the top U.S. phone company up 5 percent.
Reinsurer Swiss Re said it is committed to the Financial Services unit that was the source of last month's large subprime writedown and said it was likely to speed up its share buyback program.
Dell is reviving plans to buy back shares in the company and will begin to repurchase $10 billion in common stock this week, chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell said.
Dell is giving its investors a long-overdue gift in the form of a $10 billion stock buyback authorized by the company's board this morning. That should mitigate some of what could be contentious comments at the company's shareholder meeting later today. Or should it?
International Business Machines said on Monday it plans to buy back up to $1 billion of stock by the end of February.
Stocks bounced off session lows to close mixed on Wednesday but a late afternoon rally fizzled as investors were wary of initial quarterly earnings reports which came in largely below forecasts.
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On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing an case that some say may alter the landscape of investing. The outcome potentially could strengthen shareholder confidence -- or stifle investment markets.
Dutch chemical group Akzo Nobel unveiled a 2 billion euros ($2.8 billion) share buyback and raised its dividend payout ratio on Monday as it seeks shareholder approval for its $16.3 billion purchase of Britain's ICI.
Bed Bath & Beyond posted a higher second-quarter profit on Wednesday, citing increased sales and a one-time tax benefit.
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Texas Instruments said Friday its board has approved an additional $5 billion share buyback and the company plans to raise its quarterly cash dividend by 25 percent.
Retailer Target said on Wednesday it would review options, including a possible sale for its credit-card receivables, and it would also evaluate its use of debt and the pace of stock buybacks.
Home Depot raised its fiscal-year earnings forecast slightly Monday after the home improvement retailer agreed to buy back 289.3 million shares of its common stock for $10.7 billion.
Home improvement retailer Home Depot said Tuesday it expects to repurchase 289.6 million of its shares for $10.7 billion as a result of a tender offer, a little less than halfway towards its goal of buying back $22.5 billion in stock.