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Q: Stock Buyback Screening Tools ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Stock Buyback Screening Tools
Category: Business and Money > Finance
Asked by: jmhelman-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 24 Jan 2005 12:20 PST
Expires: 23 Feb 2005 12:20 PST
Question ID: 462574
I'd like to find an information service that will provide me with
lists of public companies who have announced share buybacks.

Request for Question Clarification by vercingatorix-ga on 03 Feb 2005 08:04 PST
I have researched this topic extensively, and as far as I can tell,
there are no free sources of information. Are you willing to pay for
the information? If so, I have an answer for you.


Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 08 Feb 2005 11:22 PST

You can set-up a Google News automatic alert to send you an email
notification any time there's a new press announcement or report about
a buyback.

An initial news search looks like this:,GGLD:2004-33,GGLD:en&q=buyback+OR+buybacks

The notification -- if you opt for it -- will only send you notices of
new articles as they appear.

Let me know if that would meet your needs.


Clarification of Question by jmhelman-ga on 14 Feb 2005 15:35 PST
I am willing to pay for this information, and I am looking for
specific lists, not news articles.  Thanks

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 14 Feb 2005 18:59 PST
Closest I can come up with is this description of a monitoring software product:

Running software on your computer to monitor a financial news web
page, such as Yahoo's, is easy to do and gives you complete control
over when and what you want to watch for. It can also give you faster
notification on press release discoveries.

There are many programs available on the web to do this. ...Page
Watcher... is an easy-to-use low cost program ($15) that does a very
good job of monitoring Yahoo and other financial news web pages. To
use the program simply enter the financial news web pages that you
wish to monitor and the name of your stocks. When the name of your
stock appears on the web page in a press release, your computer will
notify you with an audible alarm and by email. You can also watch for
keyword phrases such as "contract awarded" or "stock buyback" that
would appear in any stock press release. If you have full time
broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL you can leave the
program running all day and night. The program runs in the background
with no disturbance to your other computer tasks. You can setup the
program to send you email alerts at work or anywhere else.

Would something like that work for you?

Subject: Re: Stock Buyback Screening Tools
Answered By: vercingatorix-ga on 14 Feb 2005 20:19 PST
The Buyback Letter is a monthly newsletter that tracks stocks that buy
back shares. It is the only publication that I know of that
concentrates solely on buybacks, and it does a fine job of keeping up
with the news.

Check out the Web site at -- I think you'll
find they provide what you need. The Buyback Letter keeps a running
list of buyback announcements. In the February 2005 issue, subscribers
received a list of 50 companies that have announced buybacks since the
first of the year.

A subscription costs $124.95 per year, or just over $10 a month. The
newsletter also tracks portfolios and has done pretty well against the
market in recent years.

If you want to see information about past buyback announcements, you
have some access to archived copies of the newsletter.


Search strategy: None, I know the newsletter.
Subject: Re: Stock Buyback Screening Tools
From: jamesrobertpayne-ga on 08 Feb 2005 11:03 PST
I too am seeking a site that either lets you screen or find data
pertaining to current and/or past buybacks, be they paid or free
sites. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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