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Mettler-Toledo International Inc (NYSE:MTD)
3-Year Buyback Ratio
3.40 (As of Mar. 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.

MTD' s 10-Year Buyback Ratio Range
Min: 6.8   Max: -10.1
Current: 3.4

During the past 13 years, Mettler-Toledo International Inc's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was -10.10. The lowest was 6.80. And the median was 2.30.

MTD's Buyback Ratiois ranked higher than
94% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. MTD: 3.40 )

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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