July 24, 2015

Starbucks Corp. is looking to increase its corporate ownership stake.

June 10, 2015

Target Corp. is doubling the amount of its share buyback authorization from $5 billion to $10 billion. Under this authorization, through first quarter 2015, the company had invested a total of $3.7 billion to retire 56.9 million shares at an average price of $65.06 per share.

March 23, 2015

A surging housing market is giving Lowe’s Cos. a feeling optimistic, to the tune of $5 billion.

January 28, 2015

HSN Inc. (HSNi) has entered into a new $1.25 billion five-year credit facility, replacing its existing $600 million credit facility.

January 8, 2015

The Children’s Place Inc. has authorized a new $100 million share repurchase, with the goal of returning excess capital to shareholders.

October 16, 2014

Gap Inc. has approved a new $500 million share repurchase authorization for the company’s common stock, in an effort to return excess cash to shareholders.

September 4, 2014

The board of directors of Nordstrom Inc. has authorized a repurchase program of up to $1 billion of the company’s outstanding common stock, through March 1, 2016.

August 13, 2014

GNC Holdings, Inc.’s board of directors has authorized a multi-year program to repurchase up to an aggregate $500 million of the company's Class A common stock.

July 7, 2014

Following a difficult first quarter of fiscal 2014 where it missed Wall Street estimates on both profits and sales, Bed, Bath & Beyond has authorized a new $2 billion share repurchase program.

June 6, 2014

The Panera Bread Company board of directors has approved a new three-year share repurchase program of up to $600 million. This new program will replace an existing program which was scheduled to expire on Aug. 23, 2015 and has been terminated by the board of directors in connection with approving the new program.

May 28, 2014

The board of directors of Urban Outfitters Inc. has authorized the repurchase of 10 million common shares under a share repurchase program.

March 13, 2014

The Kroger Co. said Thursday that it will buy back up to $1 billion of its shares.

December 19, 2013

Chico’s FAS repurchased approximately 6.7 million shares of its common stock, for approximately $125 million, during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, completing all but $55 million of its existing share repurchase authorization.

November 27, 2013

The board of directors of GNC Holdings has authorized a multi-year program to repurchase up to an aggregate $500 million of the company's Class A common stock.

October 18, 2013

The board of directors of Safeway Inc. has increased the authorized level of the company's stock repurchase program by $2 billion.

July 24, 2013

The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. has reached an agreement to repurchase $100 million worth of common stock from JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA under an accelerated share repurchase program.

March 5, 2013

Sally Beauty Holdings announced that its board has approved a new share repurchase program authorizing the company to repurchase up to $700 million of its common stock.

December 7, 2012

Macy's Inc. said that its board has increased its share repurchase authorization by $1.5 billion.

July 11, 2012

Abercrombie & Fitch plans a big share buyback to appease investors, the New York Post reported, and is also likely to cut back on its aggressive expansion plans in Europe.

June 6, 2012

The Home Depot expanded its share buyback plan for the year by $500 million and reaffirmed its full-year outlook.

March 19, 2012

Safeway Inc. said it approved a $1 billion stock buyback program.

January 12, 2012

Target Corp. said it will buy back up to $5 billion in shares under a new stock repurchase program.

November 30, 2011

Safeway said its board of directors increased its stock buyback authorization by $1.0 billion, to $8.0 billion.

October 25, 2011

RadioShack Corp. announced Tuesday a 100% increase in its dividend and the authorization of a $200 million share repurchase program as part of a new capital allocation strategy.