Together with the shares remaining under an existing authorization, Altera (ALTR) is free to repurchase up to 41.1M shares, or 13% of outstanding shares. At current levels, buying back 41.1M shares would cost $1.44B. (PR)
Altera says it pay for its buybacks via cash on hand, cash from operations, and newly-issued debt. The chipmaker had $500M in debt on its balance sheet as of June 28, and $3.7B in cash/investments.
Shares +1% AH.