Publication Year

2015

Keywords

Corporate Payout Policy, Stock Repurchase Programs, Stock Buyback, Earnings Per Share

Disciplines

Accounting | Corporate Finance

Abstract

The goal of this research is to determine the nature of stock repurchase programs and their susceptibility to manipulation. Through the analysis of five companies known to implement buybacks (Walmart, Pfizer, Boeing, Wells Fargo, Microsoft) in five different industries, for multiple years, the research will include examination of specific variables to attempt to understand the underlying reasons for repurchase programs; what really is taking place when companies buy back their own shares, especially because the motives can vary drastically. As earnings per share is the most widely followed valuation, there is concern that it is not the most accurate for use to compare two (or more) companies when it is susceptible to internal manipulation.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Accounting

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

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