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Special Report on

Share Repurchase Plans

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Legislation in countries such as Greece, Austria or Poland already allows companies to approve share repurchase authorizations in excess of 18 months. Over the course of summer and fall 2009, Spain, Germany, and others have faced changes in their legislations and more European markets will follow. In Spain and Germany, the amendments of the Spanish Public Limited Companies Law and the German Stock Companies Act, respectively, will lead to a market practice, where almost all companies would request an authorization of 5 years instead of 18 months. These legislative changes have elicited minimal negative reaction from ...
Sometimes, companies do this when they feel that their stock is undervalued on the open market. Other times, companies do this to provide a "bonus" to incentive compensation plans for employees. Rather than receive cash, recipients receive an asset that might appreciate in value faster than cash saved in a bank account. Another motive for stock repurchase is to protect the company against a takeover threat. The United Kingdom equivalent of treasury stock as used in the United States is treasury share . Treasury stocks in the UK refers to government bonds or gilts .
ConocoPhillips and Origin Energy to Create Long-Term Australasian ...
ConocoPhillips and Origin Energy announced their plan to create a long-term Australasian natural gas business focused on coal bed methane production and liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing and sales. The transaction is conditioned upon approval from Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board and, if required as a result of an outstanding offer from BG to purchase all outstanding shares of Origin Energy stock, the approval of Origin Energy’s shareholders. Under the plan, ConocoPhillips would initially contribute US$5 billion to the joint venture and would carry Origin Energy for their first AU$1.15 billion in joint ... market research, surveys and trends
Beware the Return of the Buyback | Business & Markets ...
Buybacks began their rebound late last year. Standard and Poor’s reported that share repurchases surged 44% from the second quarter to the third quarter of 2009 and that growth is expected to accelerate throughout this year. Some shareholders love a buyback announcement. Theoretically, when a company buys a big chunk of its own stock, the number of shares outstanding decreases, which boosts earnings per share. Some see it as a sign the company believes its shares are undervalued if it’s willing to put its own cash to work with them. In general, buybacks are seen as a sign of economic health, both at the company level ... market research, surveys and trends


Debt risks cloud outlook for share repurchase surge | Nation's ...
Public restaurant companies are turning increasingly to large-scale stock repurchases as ways to meet shareholder demands for returned capital, take advantage of the currently favorable debt market and help drive growth in per-share earnings. At least a dozen restaurant companies--from Applebee's International to Yum! Brands--have in the past six months initiated substantial share repurchase plans, or increased the amounts of established programs. Those companies are generally flush with cash, typically underleveraged and very aware of the rampant investor activism permeating the industry. Investors typically praise a ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The SABRE Group Announces Share Repurchase Plans - Free Online Library
TSG) announced that its board of directors has approved a plan to repurchase up to 1.5 million shares of the company's publicly held class A common stock. The repurchase will be accomplished through open market purchases over the next several months. Earlier today, The SABRE Group announced signing of a long-term technology relationship with US Airways (NYSE: U). As part of that agreement, The SABRE Group agreed to issue to US Airways 6 million options on its class A common stock. The repurchase program will be used to offset the US Airways options, provide for a portion of existing and future employee share ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Piper Jaffray Companies Announces 2010 Second Quarter Results
today announced net income of $7.4 million, or $0.36 per diluted common share, for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010, compared to net income of $11.6 million, or $0.59 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2009 and net income of $0.5 million, or $0.03 per diluted common share, for the first quarter of 2010. Second quarter 2010 net revenues were $127.7 million, compared to $132.3 million in the year-ago period, and $109.6 million for the first quarter of 2010. For the six months ending June 30, 2010, net income was $7.9 million, or $0.39 per ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. Announces an Increase in its Share ...
Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. announced today that it has increased the authorized amount under its existing share repurchase program to a total of up to $250.0 million of its common shares. This represents an increase of approximately $149.6 million from the approximately $100.4 million remaining in the program. Repurchases under the program may be made in open market or privately negotiated transactions or otherwise, from time to time, depending on market conditions. The Company also announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per common share. The dividend is payable on September ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


SEC Proposes Amendments to Issuer Share Repurchase Rules
Feb 8, 2010 ... limitations should apply for issuers who engage in accelerated share repurchase plans or use forward contracts to repurchase their stock. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Rule 10b-18 ...
Answers to these frequently asked questions were prepared by and represent the views of the staff of the Division of Market Regulation (staff). They are not rules, regulations, or statements of the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission). Further, the Commission has neither approved nor disapproved these interpretative answers. For Further Information Contact: James Brigagliano, Assistant Director, Joan Collopy and Elizabeth Sandoe, Special Counsels, or Elizabeth Marino, Attorney, in the Office of Trading Practices, Division of Market Regulation, at (202) 942-0772. Rule 10b-18, which was adopted in 1982, provides a ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Stock Buybacks are not always good news
Bullish about stocks after all those big share repurchases that have been announced? Think again. Companies continue to produce share-buyback plans at a torrid pace: So far this year, they have stated their intentions of removing as much as $87.3 billion of stock from the market, according to Securities Data Co. That comes hard on the heels of the $176.7 billion in stock repurchases announced last year. These buybacks, along with merger and acquisition activity, are eating away at the amount of stock available to investors. That, in the eyes of many stock-market analysts, is one of the main causes of the current bull ...
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Canadian Stocks: Old Canadian Certificates, security trust co ...
Upon my father's death I became owner of several Canadian stock certificates, all rather old, and hoping you can help in determining if they are worth anything: Jilbie Mining Co, 1957, The Toronto General Trusts Corp; Venture Properties Lmtd, 1974, Guaranty Trust Co of Canada; Canhart Mines Ltd, 1961, Toronto Gen Trusts Corp; Conro Develmt Corp Ltd, 1955, Crown Trust Co Toronto; Consolidated Durham Mines & Resrcs Ltd, Guaranty Trust; Consolidated Canadian Faraday Ltd, 1967, Guaranty Trust; Westwind Explorations Ltd, 1960, Guaranty Trust;Strathcona Mines Ltd, 1960 Toronto Gen Trusts Corp; Native Minerals Ltd, 1960, Security ...