Share buybacks: what you need to know

They aren't always a buy signal and investors should bet on the big picture, explains Morningstar Investment Management's Michael Keaveney

Michael Keaveney 13 August, 2019 | 1:45AM

 

 

Michael Keaveney: Share repurchases, or buybacks occur when a company reacquires some of its own shares. Buybacks are one way a company can allocate its capital alongside paying out dividends, paying off debt, investing in current operations, or even entering new businesses.

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Michael Keaveney  Michael Keaveney, CFA, is Director, Investment Management at Morningstar Associates, Inc.

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