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Stocks Stock Buybacks

  • Boeing announces buyback & dividend increase

    Boeing is increasing its dividend by more than 50 percent, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Carl Icahn: Herbalife has been viable for years

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports Herbalife announces completion of re-audited results from 2010 through 2012. Investor Carl Icahn says Herbalife is undervalued, has capital and has been viable for years and years.

  • The markets ran, but CEO's didn't change world view: Pro

    Robert Kindler, Morgan Stanley vice chairman and global head of M&A, discusses his outlook for next year, activism and the dynamics of the hostile bid takeover.

  • Pisani: Enormous year for IPOs & buybacks

    CNBC's Bob Pisani reports IPOs and buybacks are motivating the market. Nimble Storage is having a huge IPO day.

  • MasterCard raised its quarterly dividend by 83 percent and announced a new billion-dollar share buyback program. Shares rose in after-hours trade.

  • Companies striking back against activist

    Shares of Take-Two slid after the company said it would buy back all of activist investor Carl Icahn's shares. CNBC contributor Herb Greenberg discusses buyback rules for investors. Andrew Stoltmann, Stoltmann Law Offices, and CNBC's Kayla Tausche weigh in.

  • Novartis CEO on $5 billion buyback

    Joe Jimenez, CEO of Novartis, discusses the $5 billion share buyback program. He also says the Novartis pipeline is very strong, with many upcoming blockbuster drugs.

  • Yahoo adds $5 billion to share buyback program

    The "Fast Money" traders discuss Yahoo's addition of $5 billion to expand its share buyback program.

  • Carl Icahn & Tim Cook talk about buyback

    Carl Icahn and Apple CEO Tim Cook have had another "good conversation," as they study a potential buyback, reports CNBC's Scott Wapner. Also, Transocean has raised its dividend after Icahn's push.

  • Corporate America has been announcing share buybacks at a near record pace, supporting richer stock prices for companies with low earnings growth.

  • Should Cook placate Icahn?

    Rosabeth Kanter, Harvard Business School, and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, discuss whether talk of Carl Icahn's activism is relevant to the future of the tech giant. "Cook is doing an exemplary job," adds Kanter, sharing her thoughts on Apple's CEO.

  • Dudley: Shareholders have been very patient

    Bob Dudley, CEO of BP, talks about the dividend rise and share buyback program and the group's venture in Russia.

  • Carl Icahn: I'm buying more Apple

    If Apple doesn't do a buyback, Carl Icahn, Icahn Enterprises chairman, says he will test the waters on a "proxy fight." He thinks the stock is very "undervalued," and intends to up his stake in the company, which currently stands at $2.5 billion. CEO Tim Cook is doing "great job," he says, but it is derelict to not do a buyback. The activist investor also weighs in on Netflix and Herbalife.

  • Icahn sends letter to Apple's Tim Cook

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports that Carl Icahn has sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook in which he continues to press his case for a big stock buyback and offers to make some kind of "pledge" to the company.

  • Men's Wearhouse: Uh, no thanks Joseph A. Bank

    Men's Wearhouse has rejected an acquisition bid from its smaller rival, saying the offer significantly undervalues the company, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • $150 billion buyback on Icahn, Cook agenda?

    Billionaire Carl Icahn wants Apple stock to go up and thinks a massive buyout could achieve that, but the tech giant may not like that idea, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Cook's 'charm offensive' meal with Icahn?

    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, and Steve Cook, Revolution chairman & CEO discuss the role of top-tier management when dealing with high-powered activist investors, as reports surface of a lunch date between Apple CEO Tim Cook and billionaire investor Carl Icahn.

  • Microsoft's big move

    CNBC's Seema Mody breaks down Microsoft's announcement it will issue a 22 percent dividend increase and buy back of $40 billion worth in shares. CNBC's Kate Kelly spoke with the head of ValueAct, Jeff Ubban, who is the newest Microsoft board member. Larry Dishelson, Dynalink, and Jason Rotman, Lido Isle Advisors, weigh in.

  • Buying back Herbalife?

    Herbalife jumped 3 percent on comments of a possible buyback. Timothy Ramey, D.A Davidson & Company, who made the call, and CNBC's Herb Greenberg debate the big stock buyback.

  • Microsoft's $40B buyback

    Microsoft announces a huge stock buyback, saying it will repurchase $40 billion worth of shares. Yun Kim, Janney Montgomery, weighs in.