from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An act of buying something that one previously sold or owned.
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The repurchase of something previously sold, especially of stock by the company that issued it.
- n. A government purchase scheme intended to achieve a specific goal such as habitat protection or a reduction in firearm numbers.
- n. A free drink given to a patron by a bartender.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of purchasing back something previously sold
A share buyback is a quick way to make a stock more attractive to Wall Street.
The firm believes the share buyback is already priced into the stock and shares are once again fairly valued.
The idea of a gun buyback is to reduce the supply of guns in Oakland.
Garb will sign a full long-term buyback agreement on all output produced.
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The stock buyback translates into $0.70 / share for the quarter, which could have been paid as a cash dividend.
But, following a sale, deals are made quietly by all parties: Consignors of bought-in lots, especially those with reserve prices, may owe the auctioneer money -- called a "buyback" -- for various fees, such as for catalog photography, outside expertise, insurance and shipping.
exposure to private-label buyback requests because Bank of America has had only limited experience with a motley crew of litigious counterparties.
The difference between what we would have had in cash in 2008 and the buyback was the difference between going through the downturn fairly sanguine and unfortunately having to raise equity.
Credit Suisse analyst Larry Gandler called the buyback amount "unbelievable" given the company had A$1 billion of spare balance sheet capacity from which it could draw.
The buyback is the insurer's first since it took a $3.4 billion federal rescue in the depths of the financial crisis.