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What are the implications of a corporate stock repurchase or share buyback program?

Zynga's board recently announced their authorization of repurchasing up to $200M shares of Class A stock. What are the implications when a company repurchases their own stock? Some specific questions:...
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From Facebook's perspective, was the fall in price after IPO actually an indication that it went well?

Please state if I'm incorrect but the whole point of a company doing a IPO is it wants to sell off a portion of itself in order to raise capital. So in an IPO, I presume a company would aim to sell ...
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How does a high share price benefit a company when it is raising funds?

A company about to raise money desires a higher share price, because that will permit them to issue less shares for the amount of money they need. If the share price drops, they would need to ...
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Avoiding sin stock: does it make a difference?

Until now I've avoided sin stock, such as tobacco, for the typical "moral reasons" (define those as you will), in particular in order to avoid raising their value as a company by creating demand (even ...
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Noobie question about stocks [duplicate]

If almost everyone can earn money on stocks using good strategies. Why does a company shares profit or losses(or i do not know what the proper term is). What benefits company received? I came here ...
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Brief concept about price movement of a particular stock [duplicate]

suppose one company has 1M share, 100K Sold out,900K left and the current price of each stock is $5. so if i buy another 100K what will be the stock price . assume that no one selling .
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How does the purchase of shares on the secondary market benefit the issuing company?

Purchasing common stock is often described as making an investment in the company. In exchange for this investment, you receive shares of the company's profits and, hopefully, you see some capital ...
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Does trading (or abstaining from trading) a company's stock help or hurt the company?

Suppose that I am an environmentalist and I trade lots of green energy stocks and ETFs and I refuse to trade any that are based on coal and oil. By doing so, am I contributing to the success of the ...
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If a company has already IPO'ed and sold its shares, what is the incentive to keep making money? [closed]

If a company has already 'exited' with an IPO and sold its shares, what is the incentive to keep making money?
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How does a company earn money from going IPO and being on the stock exchange? [duplicate]

Please clarify if I understand the process of a company going IPO and selling shares on the stock market. A company goes IPO, and starts of with selling 1 million shares on an exchange. Sets the ...
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Why public companies care how their stock price fluctuates? [duplicate]

After IPO, the socks are traded between 3rd parties (let's assume the company's employees don't own shares), so why should the company care what's their (perceived) value on the market? After the IPO, ...
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Why is it in a company’s interest to have high stock prices? [duplicate]

I understand that it is in the interest of a company to sell shares initially: It is a good way to get money to invest and grow. But once the shares are “out there”, why should the company care about ...
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What are the ways in which a company *directly* affects its stock price and vice versa?

It is most common that stock price is affected indirectly by the workings of a company, in the sense that the success or failure of that company influences investor sentiment, which then influences ...
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How does a publicly traded company have access to the funds of its current share price? Or does it have access at all? [duplicate]

To be more specific, let’s say a privately-held company XYZ decides to raise funds by going public. They go for an IPO, and a portion of the equity now becomes public. Let’s say the initial Share ...
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How does a public company turn shares into cash?

Once a company starts trading publicly, how do they turn shares into cash that they can then use to grow their business? From what I've read so far, it seems that pre-IPO an investment bank ...

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