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Mar 8 2013 | 10:00 AM

Share repurchase or dividends?

That's the question every executive suite ponders as a way to to return cash to investors. Over the past decade, the scale has tipped to share repurchase programs. Investors like the idea of buybacks because they usually lift the price of a stock, and executives like them because they lower shares outstanding and increase profit per share (a popular measure used to evaluate executive compensation).

Indeed Credit Suisse study found that companies in the S&P 500 spent $2.7 trillion on buybacks from 2004 to 2011 and paid $1.8 trillion in dividends at the same time.  And a 2010 study out of UPenn and UNC revealed that in the two years following the 2003 Bush tax...

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Posted by: Shannon Rochford
Director, Global Corporate Client Group
Ahead of the Bell
Mar 8 2013 | 9:11 AM

Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 39 points and S&P futures are trading up 4 points following record setting territory by the DJIA the past few trading session. China also provided a boost to financial markets after its February export data grew more than 21% versus a year ago, and doubled expectations. The February employment report will be in focus today.  According to a survey of economists by Thompson Reuters, employers are expected to have added 160K jobs onto their payroll last month compared with 157K for the month prior, while the unemployment rate is expected to remain unchanged at 7.9%.

  • Other economic report on the calendar today, includes wholesale inventories for January which is expected to be 0.4% compared with -0.1% for December. The dollar is up against the euro and down against the Japanese yen and British pound.  Gold is trading at $1,581. Crude oil is currently trading at...
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Posted by: Parasnand Madho
Director, Market Watch & Corporate Actions
The Bell
Mar 8 2013 | 8:06 AM

NYSE Euronext Lisbon celebrates International Women’s Day with a special opening and closing bell ceremonies. Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Equality, Mrs. Teresa Morais ring the opening bell with Patrícia Pinto, Chairman, Investor Relations Forum, Celeste Hagatong, member of the board BPI, Sandra Correia, CEO, Nova Cortiça, Isabel Ferreira, CEO, Banco Best, Purificação Tavares, CEO, CGC Genetics, Sandra Ribeiro, Chairman, CITE, Commission for Equality on jobs and employment and Helena Garrido, Co-Director, Jornal de Negócios.

The bell ceremony is followed by a conference, to discuss topical issues such as the structure of corporate governance, the determinants of entrepreneurship, and the importance of a culture of values in business management by adding them to a "female look".

About the Conference:...

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Posted by: Euronext Lisbon
The Bell
Mar 8 2013 | 7:41 AM

Marie-Jo Zimmermann, representing Moselle’s department in the French National Assembly and president of the Assembly's group on women's rights, opens the European trading day in Paris.

At NYSE Euronext locations worldwide female leaders and senior executives representing different  organizations join the opening or closing of the markets. Marie-Jo Zimmermann visits NYSE Euronext Paris by ringing the bell, accompanied by:

  • Anne Lalou, Director of Web School Factory, Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Medica SA, Member of the Supervisory Board of Eurazeo and Foncia;
  • Sophie Reynal, Founder & Managing Director of AlliA Finance, HEC Paris alumnae's President;
  • Claire Malrieu, Of Counsel at Jones Day, capital markets Lawyer;
  • Marina Niforos, Managing Director, American Chamber of...
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NYSE Events
Mar 8 2013 | 6:36 AM

From Isabel Ucha, Director of Corporate Responsibility for Europe 

NYSE Euronext celebrates International Women´s Day, on  March 8th, with a series of bell ringing, seminars, round table discussions, conferences and presentations in our main locations, on both sides of the Atlantic.

Women’s participation in the workforce has arguably been one of the main social transformations of our times, but it also raises some of the more important challenges for a society that faces declining population trends, needs to support family structure, and promote quality education.

Diversity is at the heart of NYSE Euronext Corporate Responsibility policy, recognized as one of our core values. For NYX Diversity is about creating an inclusive environment that capitalizes on differences and enables individuals to...

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