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1. An act of buying something that one previously sold or owned.
2. The repurchase of stock by the company that issued it, as to reduce holdings of a single investor or increase the value of shares by reducing their number.



1. the buying of something that one previously sold.
2. any arrangement to take back something as a condition of a sale.
3. a repurchase by a company of its own stock.
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Noun1.buyback - the act of purchasing back something previously sold
purchase - the acquisition of something for payment; "they closed the purchase with a handshake"
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This new share repurchase plan reportedly replaces the company's prior USD1bn share repurchase authorisation, of which USD782m was outstanding after USD118m of share repurchases to date in the Q3 2014.
In March 1999, an electronic poll of 155 FEI members was con ducted during a teleconference on share repurchases that was moderated by FEI President Philip B.
These high levels of free cash flow allow us to build shareholder value in three ways: the advancement of our internal modem product development in support of product launch targeted for the fall of 2007, acquisitions of technology, and significant share repurchases.
Its first priority is to invest in its businesses and secondarily, to return cash to shareholders through increased dividends and share repurchases.
PBG remains committed to returning cash to shareholders through a combination of share repurchases and dividends.
Any ordinary share repurchases by Aspen are subject to rating agency considerations, the market price of its ordinary shares, Aspen's ongoing sources and uses of cash and the liquidity requirements of its insurance and reinsurance business.
Share repurchases under this program may be made through open market and privately negotiated transactions from time to time and in such amounts as management deems appropriate.
While the timing of future share repurchases, if any, has not been determined, it is important that the Company have the ability to undertake repurchases as market conditions, investment alternatives and balance sheet considerations warrant.
3 million shares for $492 million during fiscal year 2006 and has $74 million of authorized share repurchases remaining.
We believe the strength and value of Andrew is not accurately reflected by the market and that share repurchases are an effective use of capital to build long-term shareholder value.
1 million to its shareholders in the form of regular quarterly dividends and share repurchases.
Many factors could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements, and there can be no guarantee when or if any share repurchases will be executed pursuant to the authorization.