July 21- Visa Inc, the world's largest payments network operator, reported a steep drop in quarterly profit, hurt by costs related to the acquisition of Visa Europe, and said it would buy back Class A shares worth $5 billion. The company's net income fell to $412 million, or 17 cents per Class A share, in the three months ended June 30 from $1.69 billion, or 69 cents per... » Read More
Christopher Kettenmann, chief energy strategist at Phoenix Partners Group, gives his estimates ahead of Exxon Mobil's quarterly results and questions how sustainable buybacks are for large oil companies.
Brian White, Topeka Capital Markets analyst, breaks down the tech company's better-than-expected second quarter; and discusses Apple's plans to raise its dividend by 15 percent and buy back $60 billion in stock.
John Bright, Avondale Partners, discusses the tech giant's better-than-expected second quarter earnings and plans to unlock more cash for investors.
Tom Forte, senior research analyst at Telsey Advisory Group, says innovation is what drives Apple's shares higher and that the buyback program will only help the stock on a short-term basis.
John Buckingham, CIO & Chief Portfolio Manager at Al Frank Asset Management, says Apple will continue to generate the money to pay for its share buyback without dramatically eating into its cash pile.
Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities, tells CNBC that earnings per share have out-paced revenues in the last few earnings seasons because of corporate buybacks and says they should accelerate this year.
Jason Goldberg, Barclays analyst, discusses JPMorgan's London Whale report and the results of the Fed's stress test for banks.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports which banks got their capital plans approved by the Fed, and which banks got rejected.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche provides a preview of the likely outcome from the Fed's stress tests for banks.
Jeffery Harte, Sandler O'Neill; and David Trone, JMP Securities, discuss whether investors are likely to see banks up their dividends and share buybacks after the Fed releases its latest round of stress test results after the closing bell.
General Electric is at a 52-week high, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson. General Electric executives are taking questions in regards to the sale of NBCUniversal to Comcast.
Todd Hagerman, Sterne Agee analyst, explains why he upgraded Citi and JPMorgan from "neutral" to "buy."
The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.
A new report from Insider Score says there's been a strong sell bias within the consumer discretionary. Ben Silverman, InsiderScore.com director of research, offers insight; and CNBC's Melissa Lee also clarifies comments made on "Squawk on the Street" earlier today regarding the Berkshire Hathaway buyback.
CNBC's Gary Kaminsky reveals what he finds so upsetting about Warren Buffett buying back shares of Berkshire Hathaway.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports Ingersoll-Rand is preparing to spin off its security technology business, and to boost its buyback and dividend.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports Spain formally requested an EU bailout for its banks; and an update on the Greek debt buyback plan, with CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa. Also, an update on U.S. markets, with CNBC's Bob Pisani.
Hans Humes, Greylock Capital CEO, explains how to make money in Greece's bond buyback program.
Investors are bracing for companies to ramp up purchases of their own shares in response to expected tax changes in the new year, despite growing criticism of buybacks, the New York Times reports.
Greece has hired Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley to conduct a voluntary buy back of its debt, a senior finance ministry official told Reuters.