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Buyback

The act of a publicly-traded company buying its own stock, sometimes at a price well above fair market value. Buyback is not intended to stop trade on its stock. Rather, it is an attempt either to reduce the supply of shares in the market (with the hope of driving up the share price) or to prevent a real or suspected hostile takeover. If a company becomes its own majority or plurality shareholder, it either makes a hostile takeover impossible or more expensive for the acquiring company. A buyback may occur all at once or gradually over time. See also: Antitakeover measure, Self-tender offer.

buy back

To repurchase an asset or security. For example, a company may decide to buy back shares of its own stock from an investor in order to reduce the possibility of a takeover.
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Buy Back Pros clients can use the service for anything from an Apple trade-in that produces cash, to put toward a new model to simply getting rid of devices that are no longer needed.
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Therefore we think that the price of funding is a millstone for Summa now and the value of funding will be crucial for the Group to set the buy back price.
Toyota has also announced plans to buy back up to 150 million shares or spend up to 400 billion yen to buy back its own shares over a one-year period starting June 1 to enhance capital efficiency and make it possible to pursue agile capital management in response to the business environment.
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They don't have the resources or the tenacity to fight, and they let the company buy back the vehicle for much less than they paid.
While his background may be considered somewhat staid, Ryan has been fairly nontraditional in his stewardship of Peoples Heritage, aggressively acquiring small New England banks - seven since 1994 - while attempting to retain a fidelity with shareholders by periodically returning to the market to buy back shares.
Shareholders have to wonder why they're paying top executives millions of dollars a year if all they do is buy back stock with the cash the company earns.
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