share buybacks

  • Hedge Funds

    Carl Icahn, Bill Ackman Still Agreeing To Disagree, Re: Herbalife

    Uncle Carl is loving the totally legitimate diet-shake company’s $266 million share buyback. Bill Ackman hasn’t weighed in on the racist pyramid scheme’s move, but it is safe to say he’s not impressed.

    / May 7, 2014 at 3:36 PM
  • Btw totally click through to the WSJ story, which shows a Dealbreakeresque appreciation for Buffett and Moynihan with silly expressions.


    Warren Buffett: It’s Been A Pleasure Doing Business With Bank of America

    The beginning of a new year seems to be a popular time to check in on Warren Buffett for some reason, perhaps because a lot of people’s New Year’s resolution is “invest more like Warren Buffett”? Sure, why not. So how’s he doing? Warren Buffett’s bet on Bank of America Corp. and a more-generous buyback […]

    / Jan 2, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    Today In People Who Don’t Need Your Capital

    I’ve sort of resisted writing about Apple’s capital return thingy because, yeah, that basically makes sense, they have more money than they know what to do with and more coming in each day, so their choices are pretty much (1) give some of it back, (2) find something super-awesome to spend it on, (3) find […]

    / Mar 20, 2012 at 12:49 PM
  • News

    Netflix Will Sell You Unlimited Streaming For $7.99 A Month, Buy It Back At $15.98

    If you run an investment bank, which basically takes a cut of economic prosperity, it’s good to have a backup plan for when there’s not so much prosperity. So you try to build some countercyclical businesses. In boom times you lend lots of money to people to let them buy McMansions. In crises you make […]

    / Nov 22, 2011 at 2:07 PM
  • News

    McKinsey Says Companies Should Stop Overthinking Stuff And Just Go With The Flow

    Markets got you down? Can’t seem to keep up with your benchmark this year? Not sure you’ll ever figure out this whole buy-low, sell-high thing that you keep hearing rumors about? Cheer up, you’ve got good company. Company anyway. Specifically, corporate America, whose overall market timing ability is much worse than that of a chimp […]

    / Oct 14, 2011 at 5:11 PM

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