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
CNBC's Scott Wapner reports activist investor Carl Icahn says the dip in Apple's stock price is "completely misinterpreted" and says the long-term picture remains unchanged.
Jan 28- Carl Icahn said on Tuesday he bought another half-billion dollars' worth of Apple Inc stock, raising the activist investor's stake to roughly over $4 billion. He is trying to get the company to tack on an additional $50 billion in share buybacks. "My buying seems to be going neck-and-neck with Apple's buyback program, but hope they win that race.
Jan 28- DuPont's quarterly profit doubled, beating market estimates, as its strong push into agriculture paid off, and the chemical maker said it would buy back $5 billion in stock. DuPont shares were up about 2 percent at $61.30 in premarket trading on Tuesday.
Jan 28- Comcast Corp posted higher fourth-quarter revenue on Tuesday, raised its dividend and authorized a new share repurchase program, sparking a 3 percent jump in its shares in premarket trading.
Jan 28- Comcast Corp posted higher fourth-quarter revenue on Tuesday, as the largest U.S. cable provider added quarterly cable video subscribers for the first time in more than six years. Comcast, which also owns NBC Universal, increased its dividend, authorized a new $7.5 billion stock repurchase program and said it would buy back $3 billion in stock this year.
The "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss Caterpillar's fourth quarter earnings beat and their $10 billion share repurchase program.
WASHINGTON, Jan 22- General Dynamics Corp shares rose more than 5 percent on Wednesday after the maker of Gulfstream business jets and Navy ships posted higher-than-expected quarterly results, and pledged to buy back 11.4 million shares in the first quarter.
Icahn Enterprises Chairman Carl Icahn discusses why he reduced the amount of buyback he is asking from Apple to $50 billion from $150 billion.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 22- Activist investor Carl Icahn lashed out against Apple Inc again on Wednesday, saying the iPhone maker was doing shareholders a "great disservice" by refusing to boost its share buyback program.
*AB InBev shares strongest in STOXX 600 index. HONG KONG/ BRUSSELS, Jan 20- Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, the world's biggest brewer, agreed to buy back South Korea's Oriental Brewery Co Ltd for $5.8 billion including debt, returning to a large Asian market at a time of strong industry growth across the region.
Jan 13- Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp urged network equipment maker Juniper Networks Inc to buy back shares, start paying a dividend and consider slimming down, less than a week after it offered to buy Juniper's rival, Riverbed Technology. The stock has been stuck in the $20 range for two years, a far cry from the high of $228.50 it hit during the dotcom boom.
Jan 13- Juniper Networks Inc shareholder Elliott Management Corp urged the network equipment maker to buy back shares, cut costs and consider exiting some businesses to boost shareholder value. Juniper shares rose 10 percent to $25.95, their highest in more than two years, in early trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.
Jan 13- Juniper Networks Inc shareholder Elliott Management Corp urged the network equipment maker to buy back shares, streamline its product line and cut costs to boost shareholder value. Elliott, which owns 6.2 percent of Juniper, said the company should repurchase $3.5 billion of shares.
Is the media enabling activist investors? BuzzFeed business reporter Matthew Zeitlin, and the "Squawk Box" panel share their opinions.
Dec 17- 3 M Co, whose products range from Post-It notes to films used in flat-panel TVs, said it could buy back up to $22 billion of shares in the five years through 2017, joining a list of companies announcing big capital returns to shareholders.
Dec 17- Diversified U.S. manufacturer 3 M Co said it would buy back up to $22 billion of shares in the five years through 2017 and raised its quarterly dividend by a third, joining a list of companies announcing big capital returns to shareholders. 3 M shares rose as much as 3 percent to $131.59 in early trading on Tuesday.
CNBC's Scott Wapner reports on Herbalife in the wake of its financial audit. CNBC's David Faber provides perspective.
Boeing shares rose about 2 percent in extended trading after the news. The increases in dividends and share repurchases "reflect sustained, strong operational performance by our businesses, increasing cash flow, and our confidence in the future," Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney said in a statement.
Dec 16- Boeing Co's board authorized a new $10 billion share buyback program, and the company said it would increase its quarterly dividend by about 50 percent to 73 cents per share. The new repurchase program is in addition to about $800 million remaining from the company's 2007 stock repurchase authorization, Boeing said on Monday.
Boeing is increasing its dividend by more than 50 percent, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.