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buyback

[bahy-bak] /ˈbaɪˌbæk/
noun
1.
the buying of something that one previously sold.
2.
any arrangement to take back something as a condition of a sale, as by a supplier who agrees to purchase its customer's goods.
3.
Also called stock buyback. a repurchase by a company of its own stock in the open market, as for investment purposes or for use in future corporate acquisitions.
Also, buy-back.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; noun use of the verb phrase buy back
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Examples for buyback
  • It helps that the firm has raised its dividend and announced a big share buyback.
  • The clearest evidence of this is the return of the share buyback, a popular method of returning cash to investors.
  • The company said one reason for the buyback was to increase earnings per share by reducing the total number of shares outstanding.
  • And it said it would increase its buyback of shares.
  • As a bartender, she knew her customers' names and what they drank, and the value of the buyback in inspiring loyalty.
  • No single point in the buyback process is a better indicator than another in determining that a vehicle is nonconforming.
  • Inconsistent calculation of the vacation buyback benefit resulted in apparent overpayment to an executive staff member.

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