All stock buybacks articles

  • Blog post

    SEC’s Jackson urges a review of stock buyback rules


    SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson is voicing his concerns about corporate stock buybacks and says research produced by his staff  “raises significant new questions about this activity.” He wants the Commission to reconsider existing rules.

  • Article

    The pros and cons of using stock buybacks


    It’s become commonplace for public companies to use stock buybacks to distribute excess cash to shareholders. Tammy Whitehouse hears from accounting experts on accelerated stock repurchases—what pitfalls and unintended consequences companies should beware when structuring shareholder contracts.