Domino’s Misses on Earnings, Launches Buyback
The pizza-delivery giant has been repurchasing shares as sales growth has slowed amid competition from third-party apps.
Companies Share Tax Savings With Workers
A minority but growing number of employers give employees bonuses and raises based on this year's tax windfall; Visa leads the way with huge 401(k) boost.
Unilever Revamps in Wake of Rejecting Kraft
The company is buying back shares and taking other steps to placate investors after its rebuff of Kraft's $143 billion takeover bid.
Microsoft to Spend Up to $40B on Share Buyback
The software giant is also raising its dividend by 8% as it continues to share its cash hoard with investors.
HSBC Profits Fall 29% But Stock Climbs 4.8%
Europe's largest bank soothed investors by announcing a share buyback of up to $2.5 billion in the second half of this year.
GE Posts Higher Q2 Earnings and Revenue
But the industrial unit's performance continued to be hampered by oil and gas volatility.
Softbank to Split Domestic, Overseas Units
The Japanese conglomerate's move may ease investor concerns that it would use money earned in Japan to help turn around loss-making Sprint.
GE Parlays GE Capital Asset Sale into $50 Billion Buyback
The exits of targeted GE Capital businesses should release about $35 billion in dividends that are expected to be allocated to the buyback.
Keeping an Apple Turnover at Bay?
Latest moves by the richest U.S. company suggest wariness over a possible stock-price slip.
Advocates Overrating the Benefits of Buybacks
A 20% boost in share price from buying back stock may sound attractive, but over five years it’s a below-average return.
Plenty of Ammo Left in Buyback Plans
U.S. firms have repurchased more than one-third the dollar amount of shares that their buyback programs allow.