Buy-Backs Do Not Matter In Europe

Like any unaware retail investor, CEOs buy high and sell low. So now that markets are up and, even though big European corporates have been flush with cash over the last 5-7 years, “the buzz word is about buy-backs again,” says Carax-Alphavalue’s analysts.

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Buybacks Are More A Symptom, Not A Cause

A buyback is the repurchase by a company of its outstanding shares in the stock market. They can have a variety of intentions for doing that, but the most immediate impact is to keep the share price higher than it would be without this additional demand.