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Bed, Bath & Beyond to Buy Back Shares

Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | 5:55 PM ET

Bed Bath & Beyond on Wednesday announced it plans to buy back $2 billion in common shares over the next two years.

Karen Finerman, president of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, said that should put a floor in the stock.

Bed, Bath & Buyback
Thoughts on Bed, Bath and Beyond going into earnings, with Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer analyst.

Net income rose to $188.6 million, or 74 cents a share, in the fiscal third-quarter that ended Nov. 27, from $151.3 million or 58 cents a share, a year earlier. Analysts, on average, were expecting a profit of 66 cents a share, according to Reuters.

Sales rose about 11.1 percent to $2.19 billion, beating the analysts' average estimate of about $2.11 billion.

One concern that did play out with BBBY's earnings report was rising costs, said Brian Nagel, an analyst at Oppenheimer. The company will be able to pass those higher inventory acquisition and other costs on to the consumer, he added.

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