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  • How to maneuver CEO buybacks

    Jim Cramer dives into CEO stock buybacks and how they can help or hurt investors.

  • Cramer on how investors should maneuver CEO buybacks

    Jim Cramer dives into CEO stock buybacks and how they can help or hurt investors.

  • Pedestrians walk outside the New York Stock Exchange.

    Jim Cramer dives into CEO stock buybacks and how they can help or hurt investors.

  • Very pleased with numbers: Adecco CEO

    Adecco CEO Alain Dehaze discusses earnings, a planned share buyback and growth in regional markets.

  • *Earnings of C $2.28 before items vs forecast C $1.88. TORONTO, Feb 28- Bank of Montreal, Canada's fourth-biggest lender, on Tuesday reported much higher-than-expected quarterly earnings and announced plans to buy back 15 million of its shares. Net income rose to C $1.49 billion, or C $2.22 per share, from C $1.07 billion, or C $1.58 per share, a year earlier.

  • TORONTO, Feb 28- Bank of Montreal, Canada's fourth-biggest lender, on Tuesday reported much higher-than-expected quarterly earnings and announced plans to buy back 15 million of its shares. Net income for the first quarter ended on Jan. 31 rose to C $1.49 billion, or C $2.22 per share, from C $1.07 billion, or C $1.58 per share, a year earlier. BMO said net income from its...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Saturday attacked what he saw as tricks used by U.S. companies to boost earnings and stock prices, but he defended one oft-criticized practice: share buybacks. Some critics, including BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink, think the practice of companies buying back their own shares to boost...

  • Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett follows one simple rule of investing, but he violates it in ways investors may not understand.

  • Feb 24- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, owner of the Waldorf Astoria hotel chain, said on Friday it would buy back up to $1 billion of its shares, and that it would change its corporate name to' Hilton Inc', effective March 6. Hilton's board also declared a quarterly dividend of 15 cents per share, payable on March 31. Based on Thursday's closing price of $57.21, Hilton can...

  • Feb 24- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, owner of the Waldorf Astoria hotel chain, said on Friday its board authorized a stock repurchase program of up to $1 billion, and that it would change its corporate name to' Hilton Inc' effective March 6.

  • Bristol-Myers, whose shares fell 2 percent to $53.45 on Tuesday, also disclosed that it expects to post charges of $1.5 billion to $2 billion in connection with a restructuring announced in October. The New York- based drugmaker also announced a $2 billion accelerated share repurchase program it will fund through a combination of debt and cash.

  • *Q4 sales $22.21 bln vs est $21.81 bln. *Q4 adj profit $1.44/ shr vs est $1.34/ shr. Feb 21- Home Depot Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, boosted by a strong housing market in the United States, and set a $15 billion share repurchase program.

  • Pisani: Home Depot is what I call a buyback monster

    CNBC's Bob Pisani looks ahead at what's moving markets this morning including a record high for Home Depot.

  • *Wal-Mart's shares were up 1.5 percent at $70.42 in premarket trading after the world's largest brick-and-mortar retailer reported a higher-than-expected rise in comparable store sales. *Home Depot rose 1.63 percent to $145.33 after the home improvement store chain reported better-than-expected results and set a $15 billion buyback program.

  • *Q4 sales $22.21 bln vs est $21.81 bln. *Q4 adj profit $1.44/ shr vs est $1.34/ shr. Shares of the company, which also forecast 2017 sales ahead of Wall Street estimates, were up 1.8 percent at $145.59 in premarket trading on Tuesday.

  • *STOXX 600 down 0.5 pct, but remains close to 13- month high. MILAN, Feb 17- European shares fell on Friday with gains in insurance heavyweight Allianz and firmer pharma stocks more than offset by a pull-back in banking and mining stocks. Europe's largest insurer proposed spending 3 billion euros on buying back its own shares after posting higher-than-expected...

  • Allianz rose 3.3 percent after Europe's largest insurer proposed spending 3 billion euros on buying back its own shares after posting a higher than expected profit growth. The STOXX 600 was flat, while UK's FTSE fell 0.1 percent and Germany's DAX was flat. Europe's insurance stocks were the biggest sectoral gainer, helped by Allianz but also by gains in Dutch...

  • ZURICH, Feb 16- Allianz, Europe's largest insurer, proposed spending 3 billion euros on buying back its own shares on Thursday after the Munich- based firm posted higher than expected profits and said it was adjusting its policy on budgeting for possible takeovers. The company announced a 4.1 percent rise in the dividend to 7.60 euros per share after posting a 23...

  • Feb 10- Insurance broker Aon Plc said on Friday it agreed to sell its employee benefits outsourcing business to private equity firm Blackstone Group LP for up to $4.8 billion. Blackstone will pay $4.3 billion upfront and up to an additional $500 million based on future performance. The company said it expects to use part of the proceeds to buy back shares and...

  • Feb 9- Videogame publisher Activision Blizzard Inc reported fourth-quarter revenue above analysts' estimates, raised its dividend and announced a two-year $1 billion stock repurchase plan. Activision's total adjusted revenue rose to $2.45 billion in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $2.12 billion a year earlier. The company's net income rose to $254...