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Last Updated : May 03, 2018 10:04 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

How much do companies pay for share buybacks? Apple just paid $100 billion

Indian companies like TCS and Infosys have also spent large sums of money to repurchase their shares.

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Apple recently announced share repurchase worth USD 100 billion, making it the largest buyback in history. (Photo: Reuters)
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Apple recently announced share repurchase worth USD 100 billion, making it the largest buyback in history. (Photo: Reuters)

 Apple had announced a massive share buyback, worth USD 50 billion, in 2015 as well. (Photo: Reuters)
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Apple had announced a massive share buyback, worth USD 50 billion, in 2015 as well. (Photo: Reuters)

In the Indian context, TCS's Rs 16,000 crore buyback in 2017 remains the largest till date. (Photo: Reuters)
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In the Indian context, TCS's Rs 16,000 crore buyback in 2017 remains the largest till date. (Photo: Reuters)

Infosys had announced a share buyback of Rs 13,000 crore last year. (Photo: Reuters)
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Infosys had announced a share buyback of Rs 13,000 crore last year. (Photo: Reuters)

Boston-based multinational conglomerate General Electric repurchased its shares for USD 50 billion in 2015. (Photo: Reuters)
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Boston-based multinational conglomerate General Electric repurchased its shares for USD 50 billion in 2015. (Photo: Reuters)

Microsoft has made multiple share buybacks.In 2013, they announced a share buyback worth USD 40 billion. (Photo: Reuters)
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Microsoft has made multiple share buybacks.In 2013, they announced a share buyback worth USD 40 billion. (Photo: Reuters)

In 2004, Microsoft repurchased its shares for USD 30 billion. (Photo: Reuters)
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In 2004, Microsoft repurchased its shares for USD 30 billion. (Photo: Reuters)

Consumer goods company Procter and Gamble repurchased its shares for USD 30 billion in 2007. (Photo: Reuters)
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Consumer goods company Procter and Gamble repurchased its shares for USD 30 billion in 2007. (Photo: Reuters)

 In 2005, chip-maker Intel announced a share buyback worth USD 25 billion. Intel, too, has repurchased its shares multiple times. (Photo: Reuters)
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In 2005, chip-maker Intel announced a share buyback worth USD 25 billion. Intel, too, has repurchased its shares multiple times. (Photo: Reuters)

Atlanta-based retailer Home Depot repurchased its shares for USD 22.5 billion. (Photo: Reuters)
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Atlanta-based retailer Home Depot repurchased its shares for USD 22.5 billion. (Photo: Reuters)

First Published on May 3, 2018 04:19 pm
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