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GuruFocus has detected 5 Warning Signs with Mettler-Toledo International Inc $MTD.
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Mettler-Toledo International Inc (NYSE:MTD)
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio
4.10 (As of Dec. 2016)

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.

MTD' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.8   Max: 6.8
Current: 4.1

-4.8
6.8

During the past 13 years, Mettler-Toledo International Inc's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was 6.80. The lowest was -4.80. And the median was 3.10.

MTD's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. MTD: 4.10 )

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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