Stocks Stock Buybacks

  • Microsoft's dividend boost a welcomed sign: Pro

    Shares of the tech giant rise after the company announces a $40 billion buyback and more than twenty percent increase in its dividend. Kim Forrest, Fort Pitt Capital Group, and Norman Young, Morningstar, share their thoughts. And CNBC's Dominic Chu takes a look at other companies that could follow in Microsoft's footsteps.

  • Microsoft's new dividend hike is probably unnecessary because the company has better strategic options, CNBC's Jim Cramer said.

  • Pop in Disney after announcing buyback

    Disney is planning a big stock repurchase, with CNBC's Bob Pisani and Julia Boorstin. Richard Greenfield, BTIG analyst, discusses the company's confidence.

  • Icahn targets Apple in latest tweet

    On the heels of Dan Loeb targeting Sony, and Bill Ackman's soap opera with JC Penney; Carl Icahn has tweeted that he has a large position in Apple and believes the company is undervalued. Gregory Taxin, Clinton Group, discusses recent activist issues.

  • Icahn's 'positive conversation' with Tim Cook

    Carl Icahn is reporting a large position in Apple, and the company says Tim Cook had a very positive conversation with Mr. Icahn today.

  • Carl Icahn reports large position in Apple

    Carl Icahn is reporting a large position in Apple, and says he "discussed his opinion that a larger buyback should be done now." Colin Gillis, BGC Financial, discusses.

  • AIG surges on dividend & buyback

    Shares of the insurance company are surging after the company reinstates its quarterly dividend and announces a buyback, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson with all the details.

  • Telenor returning to growth: CEO

    Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor, highlights that "growth has recovered" and discusses the share buyback program and expansion plans.

  • Smith & Wesson Announces $100 Million Buyback

    Smith & Wesson says it expects Q4 earnings and revenue to beat its previous expectations, and that its board has approved a repurchase of up to $100 million in stock, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Wal-Mart's $15 Billion Buyback Program

    Wal-Mart is helping drive the blue chip index higher, with CNBC's Mary Thompson. The retailer is unveiling a $15 billion buyback program.

  • If the Fed begins to slow the bond buying program, is a down draft imminent? Cramer investigates.

  • Delta Rewards Investors With Dividend

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks with Richard Anderson, Delta Air Lines CEO, about the company's buyback program and its rare move to provide a dividend.

  • Why Cramer Likes Facebook

    Facebook wants to invest every penny in its business, explains Mad Money host Jim Cramer. Just because it doesn't pay bountiful dividends, and return cash with legitimate buybacks doesn't mean it's bad.

  • What to Expect From Exxon Mobil Results?

    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.

  • Apple Finally Opens Its Bank Vault

    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.

  • Apple's Turnaround Includes Buybacks & Dividends

    John Bright, Avondale Partners, discusses the tech giant's better-than-expected second quarter earnings and plans to unlock more cash for investors.

  • Apple Needs New Innovation: Expert

    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.

  • The Beauty of Apple's Buyback

    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.

  • Earnings Per Share Will Rise Even More: Expert

    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.

  • Banks' Balance Sheets 'Healthy': Analyst

    Jason Goldberg, Barclays analyst, discusses JPMorgan's London Whale report and the results of the Fed's stress test for banks.