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What Do We Know About Stock Repurchases?

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  • Gustavo Grullon
  • David L. Ikenberry

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Stock repurchases by U.S. companies experienced a remarkable surge in the 1980s and '90s. Indeed, in 1998, the total value of all stock repurchased by U.S. companies exceeded for the first time the total amount paid out as cash dividends. And the U.S. repurchase movement has gone global in the past few years, spreading not only to Canada and the U.K., but also to countries like Japan and Germany, where such transactions were prohibited until recently. 2000 Morgan Stanley.

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  • Gustavo Grullon & David L. Ikenberry, 2000. "What Do We Know About Stock Repurchases?," Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Morgan Stanley, vol. 13(1), pages 31-51.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jacrfn:v:13:y:2000:i:1:p:31-51
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