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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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Assuming 50% of the $163B is used for stock buybacks, the company's shares outstanding would be reduced by 10%, the analyst points out.
While many companies will opt to increase dividend payouts, increase capital expenditures and pay down debt, some will respond by increasing stock buybacks.
At first glance, it will appear that stock buybacks create value for the company because dividing the same net income with fewer shares available in the market increases the Earnings per Share (EPS) of the stock.
Although popular for over 25 years, corporate stock buybacks have accelerated in recent years, with billions of dollars in repurchases following the financial crisis of the late 2000s (Schwartz, 2011; Thomasson & Xydias, 2010).
companies in the value of stock buybacks in the last quarter of 2013.
M2 EQUITYBITES-December 24, 2013--S&P 500 stock buybacks up in 3Q13
The stock buybacks will be carried out at prices management considers to be in the best interest of the company and its shareholders, depending on the market conditions, stock availability, financial results and other factors.
The bulk of the money has gone to overhaul its capital structure with stock buybacks and debt reduction, the rest to alter AutoNation's future direction, with capital improvements and a spate of acquisitions.
in Los Angeles, said there are two sides to the coin when it comes to stock buybacks.
AOL and Time Warner executives say purchase accounting will enable the new company, AOL Time Warner, to dispose of unproductive assets and conduct stock buybacks.
About five years ago, banking companies weren't doing regular stock buybacks or Dutch auctions, observes Frank Cicero, vice president at Keefe Bruyette & Woods, a New York investment bank that is acting as dealer manager for the Peoples Heritage auction.
Stock buybacks have many of the same effects-they just work more insidiously, since nobody's complaining.