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AT&T (T) continues its strategy of boosting near-term EPS by making huge stock buybacks and...

AT&T (T) continues its strategy of boosting near-term EPS by making huge stock buybacks and keeping capex down. Ma Bell just added 300M shares (5.2% of outstanding shares) to its stock buyback program. The company repurchased 75.8M shares in Q2, and 67.7M in Q1 - those purchases were a big reason why AT&T beat Q2 EPS estimates in spite of a revenue miss. T +1.2% AH. (PR)
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  • P. Dennis
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    Any estimates of how long this strategy will continue?
    27 Jul 2012, 05:33 PM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    Stock buybacks = we are utterly without a clue as to what else to spend our money on.

     

    Disclosure: long T (grumble, grumble)
    27 Jul 2012, 08:33 PM Reply Like
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