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  • Beware! Activist investors are winning   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    Beware! Activist investors are winning

    Charles Jacobs, partner at Linklaters, discusses the role of the activist shareholder following news that General Motors had agreed to a $5-billion stock buyback to end a standoff with an activist investor.

  • Qualcomm's $15 billion buyback; Traders say buy   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 5:12 PM ET
    Qualcomm's $15 billion buyback; Traders say buy

    Qualcomm will return $15 billion to shareholders in a share repurchase program, with the "Fast Money" traders.

  • Qualcomm also raised its quarterly dividend to 48 cents per share from 42 cents, effective March 25. The new buyback plan replaces the previous program, which had $2.1 billion authorization remaining, Qualcomm said. Qualcomm said on Monday it would continue to return at least 75 percent of its free cash flow to shareholders annually.

  • March 9- Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc said it would buy back up to $15 billion of shares and raise its quarterly dividend. Qualcomm will buy back up to $10 billion in the next 12 months, the company said on Monday. Qualcomm said its quarterly dividend would rise to 48 cents per share from 42 cents from March 25.

  • Qualcomm announces $15 billion buyback   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 4:01 PM ET
    Qualcomm announces $15 billion buyback

    Qualcomm will return $15 billion to shareholders in a share repurchase program, reports CNBC's David Faber.

  • DETROIT, March 9- General Motors Co Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra's deal on Monday to return up to $10 billion to investors is a career-defining bet that she can reverse the automaker's history of doubling down on money-losing products and failed expansion strategies. The linchpin of the strategy GM outlined to buy back $5 billion worth of shares and...

  • March 9- Yahoo Inc shareholder Starboard Value LP said the company's spinoff of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd was a "good first step" but it could do more, including a share buyback of up to $4 billion. "Yahoo is in need of a major overhaul," the activist investor wrote in a letter to Yahoo's board on Monday. Starboard, which owned a 0.8 percent stake in Yahoo as of...

  • Starboard says Yahoo remains deeply undervalued Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    March 9- Yahoo Inc shareholder Starboard Value LP said the company's spinoff of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd was a "good first step" but reiterated that the company remained undervalued. Starboard recommended that Yahoo "right-size" its "bloated" cost structure, buy back $3.5 billion- $4.0 billion of shares and separate the Yahoo Japan stake in a...

  • GM plans $5B stock buyback   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 10:05 AM ET
    GM plans $5B stock buyback

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on GM and their plan to buy back $5 billion in stock.

  • Cramer on GM buyback: 'I'm shocked at this'   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 9:13 AM ET
    Cramer on GM buyback: 'I'm shocked at this'

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he is shocked by GM's latest move.

  • GM avoids proxy fight, expands share repurchase program

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports investor Harry Wilson will drop his bid for a board seat and General Motors will buy back $5 billion in stock.

  • SAO PAULO, March 5- Cetip SA Mercados Organizados will raise dividend payouts and buy back stock this year, as mounting risk aversion and flagging capital markets activity are weighing down shares in Brazil's largest securities clearinghouse. The board of São Paulo-based Cetip will propose raising payouts to the equivalent of 85 percent of annual net...

  • SAO PAULO, March 5- Cetip SA Mercados Organizados plans to repurchase as many as 5.4 million shares during the next 12 months, as Brazil's largest securities clearinghouse battles with mounting risk aversion and declining capital markets activity on its home turf. The board of São Paulo-based Cetip agreed on Thursday to the buyback, which would withdraw the...

  • Europe firms may draw fire by joining buyback boom Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:56 AM ET

    *Europe unlikely to match huge U.S. buyback levels. In the United States, years of Federal Reserve stimulus aimed at reviving the real economy led to the wave of share buybacks while firms neglected capital expenditure. Few people expect European firms to match the staggering sums in the United States, where over $2 trillion of stock was bought back between 2009...

  • Marketing to millennials   Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 7:08 AM ET
    Marketing to millennials

    Mike Ryan, UBS chief investment strategist, and Bill George, Harvard business professor, provide perspective on the markets and companies that will likely prosper by catering to the younger generation.

  • Comeback of buybacks and dividends   Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 7:04 AM ET
    Comeback of buybacks and dividends

    CNBC's Dominic Chu has the read on which companies are buying back stock and hiking dividends.

  • March 3- Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. consumer electronics chain, on Tuesday reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on a strong holiday season and said it would buy back stock for the first time since 2012.. Chief Executive Officer Hubert Joly said on a conference call that Best Buy planned this year to start a cost-cutting effort to save $400...

  • March 3- Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. consumer electronics chain, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by improved sales of higher-margin products such as large-screen TVs and mobile phones during the holiday shopping season. The company's shares rose 4.6 percent at $40.40 in premarket trading, after Best Buy said it would buy back $1...

  • MILAN, March 2- Italian eyewear group Luxottica is to more than double its dividend payment to 1.44 euros per share, it said on Monday after reporting a 10 percent rise in full-year operating income and record cash flow. Luxottica also said it would ask shareholders to approve a small buy-back of 2.08 percent of outstanding shares. Citi said in a report the...

  • UPDATE 2-Kohl's forecasts full-year sales above estimates Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:46 AM ET

    Feb 26- Department store operator Kohl's Corp forecast full-year revenue above analysts' expectations and reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, helped by demand for apparel and accessories in the holiday shopping season. Shares of Kohl's, which also said it would buy back $1 billion of shares this fiscal year, rose 3 percent to an over...