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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.
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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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According to Chen, Goldman Sachs has USD6.6bn to USD8.6bn in excess capital, which is enough to buy back eight to 11 percent of its stock.
HSBC is offering to buy back senior notes with a notional value of up to GBP500m at 84.5 percent to 91 percent of their face value and junior notes with a face value of up to GBP150m at 15 percent to 74.25 percent of their face value.
Under this programme, Pandora will buy back shares for an amount up to DKK1,800m during the period from 7 February 2017 to 6 February 2018.
According to the company, to cover commitments under the 'Long Term Incentive Programme 2012/2015', approved by the Annual General Meeting in 2012, the board decided to buy back a maximum of 300,000 shares.
In this situation, the companies decide to buy back shares to give confidence to their shareholders.
Broker finncap will carry out the buy back programme, which will continue until 25 September.
They were the first ones to announce buy back under the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan Regulations.
This decision is reportedly in line with the ambition to buy back shares for an annual amount of SEK5.0bn over the coming three year period, totalling SEK15bn.
Second, when corporations direct resources to buy back shares on this scale, they restrain their capacity to reinvest profits more meaningfully in the company in terms of R&D, equipment, higher wages, paid medical leave, retirement benefits and worker retraining.
Under the proposal, the bank cannot buy back more than 4.99% of the Government's stake in any one year.
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