Why Stock Buybacks Are a Warning Sign for Smart Investors

Last year saw a surge in stock repurchases — companies like ExxonMobil, Walmart and Microsoft bought back shares at record levels. Buybacks can be seen as a cash giveaway to investors, and they boost earnings per share. But there’s a strong reason to be wary of companies that do buybacks.

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Why Stock Buybacks Are a Warning Sign for Smart Investors originally appeared on DailyFinance on Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:00:00.

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