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Analog Devices Inc (NAS:ADI)
3-Year Buyback Ratio
-0.90 (As of Apr. 2014)

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years. A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.

ADI' s 10-Year Buyback Ratio Range
Min: 8.2   Max: -3.9
Current: -0.9

During the past 13 years, Analog Devices Inc's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was -3.90. The lowest was 8.20. And the median was -0.90.

ADI's Buyback Ratiois ranked higher than
77% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Semiconductors industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. ADI: -0.90 )

Definition

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years.


Explanation

A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.


Be Aware

Investors usually like share buybacks. But as pointed by Warren Buffett, only if a company buys back shares at the prices below the stock's intrinsic value, it rewards remaining shareholders. If a company buys its overvalued stocks back, it destroys shareholder value.


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