Definition of buyback
: the act or an instance of buying something back; especially : the repurchase by a corporation of shares of its own common stock on the open market
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Freed after passing stress tests, financial firms unleashed a windfall of repurchases that single-handedly reversed a year-to-date decline in overall stock-buyback authorizations.
The second-largest U.S. bank also announced a $12 billion stock buyback plan.
The Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review is a bureaucratic name for the report that decides if banks can increase dividends, buyback stock or buy a competitor.
In last year’s second round, the Fed barred U.S. businesses of two European banks, Germany’s Deutsche Bank and Spain’s Santander, from raising dividends or boosting stock buybacks.
According to her, rallies and gun buyback programs don’t effectively address the issue — criminals won’t voluntarily hand over their firearms in exchange for a Walmart giftcard.
To make matters worse, GE shares have still underperformed even with the buybacks -- though capital allocation was a factor in management bonuses last year.
The government introduced a buyback program which dramatically reduced the number of guns in circulation.
Companies have also slowed buybacks of their shares -- a practice this column has long argued is too often used as a financial engineering maneuver to increase earnings per share and compensation based on such metrics.
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: an act or instance of buying something back; especially : the repurchase by a corporation of shares of its own common stock on the open market
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