share buyback
Where a company buys back its own shares. One of the principal reasons for a company wanting to purchase its own shares is to return surplus cash to shareholders, for example, after a large disposal.
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  • share buyback — ➔ buyback * * * share buyback UK US noun [C] (also stock buyback) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET ► an offer by a company to buy shares of its own stock from shareholders: »Analysts still expect a share buyback at some stage. »The company is pressing ahead …   Financial and business terms

  • share buyback — / ʃeə ˌbaɪbæk/ noun an arrangement where a company buys its own shares on the stock market …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • buyback — The covering of a short position by purchasing a long contract, usually resulting from the short sale of a commodity. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary See: short covering, stock buyback. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary Also used in the context of… …   Financial and business terms

  • Share repurchase — In some countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, corporations can buy back their own stock in a share repurchase, also known as a stock repurchase or share buyback. There has been a meteoric rise in the use of share… …   Wikipedia

  • stock buyback — A corporation s purchase of its own outstanding stock, usually in order to raise the company s earnings per share. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * stock buyback UK US noun [C] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE ► SHARE BUYBACK(Cf. ↑ …   Financial and business terms

  • net assets per share — A yardstick for measuring the performance of companies with shares listed on the Official List. It is frequently used for property and investment companies. The basic calculation of net assets per share is: net assets (total assets on the balance …   Law dictionary

  • Leveraged Buyback — A significant re purchase of a company s own shares, financed through debt. Buybacks are done for a variety of reasons: 1) To raise the stock s price; 2) to avoid over capitalization; and 3) to defend the company from a hostile take over attempt …   Investment dictionary

  • Accelerated Share Repurchase - ASR — A specific method by which corporations can repurchase outstanding shares of their stock. The accelerated share repurchase (ASR) is usually accomplished by the corporation purchasing shares of its stock from an investment bank. The investment… …   Investment dictionary

  • stock buyback — noun a corporation s purchase of its own outstanding stock; increases earnings/share so stock price rises (which can discourage a takeover attempt) • Hypernyms: ↑purchase * * * buyback (def. 3) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Accelerated Share Repurchase — (ASR) refers to a method that publicly traded companies may use to buy back shares of its stock from the market.The ASR method involves the company buying its shares from an investment bank (who in turn borrowed them from their clients) and… …   Wikipedia

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