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.
Disney is planning a big stock repurchase, with CNBC's Bob Pisani and Julia Boorstin. Richard Greenfield, BTIG analyst, discusses the company's confidence.
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.
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 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.
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.
Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor, highlights that "growth has recovered" and discusses the share buyback program and expansion plans.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.