myth.....stock buybacks increase the stock price. They don;t. What this accomplishes is another back door entry and opportunity for the exec's to raid the cookie jar. Bad for stockholders. Raising the dividend, takes money from the exec's cookie jar and increases stockholder value. Good for stockholders.
No wonder you're having a problem being hired by the government Working for Lowe's is a poor prerequisite for a government job. Actually you should'nt have been employed anywhere. Being on welfare and having an 8 year high school degree would help.
buy backs simply masks problems. Looks like your earnings per share have increased but in actuality its a reduction of the amount of shares that gives the illusion that earnings have increased. That strategy was fine when first implemented by many firms years ago. But now the investment community is somewhat more savvy and this scenario is quite frankly TIRED.
Agreed, but I urge you to not respond to the robots. I believe that they have a system akin to the robo callers. Do not even give them a thumbs down.
buying back shares is sooooooo......2006 . All companies do that. It does not help the bottom line. We need to grow revenue. Please Ginny, can you help us with that ?
topinvest....this is like rotating an aircraft carrier around in the Hudson River , ( NY ). The ship was heading due northwest , towards Albany, Then turned around towards the Bear Mtn bridge. Now its on its way due East and will leave the harbor in due time. A lot of churning in its wake but eventually after passing Staten Island and the harbor the successful 'turnaround' will be realized.
garce. Your IBM hardware development experience will not be forgotten. But then it comes a time when you have to turn the page and recognize that this company is in the midst of a major successful (hopefully) transition. Sold off 90% of their hardware, bought several software and services companies and most are doing well. This is sort of like leaving the steel forging business and then going into space shot development. Both the steel and hardware businesses were successful in their time but now you are ahead of the curve with the new transition and awaiting payday.
stock....you sound smarter than the Dutch ? They don't know what they're doing ? They didn't think this out ? You should apply for a job with Shell. Go to the top immediately. My only worry is if they can maintain the div. now that they need mucho euros and stock to buy this outfit. Don't think for a moment that Shell will be abandoning the oil business in favor of gas. Its not going to happen.
did they have jobs before TGT got there? In any event, maybe they can go back to their 'old jobs' ? Why leave the 'old job' and risk what just happened. Who can predict the future ? Nevertheless, they made A wrong decision. Or unless they were on welfare. Then I seriously have compassion for them.
If you were a stock broker you could make millions. I'm giving you a thumbs up for completing your assignment, with great background research and a financially vivid imagination !