Howard Johnson Featured in CFO Magazine Discussing Key Drivers Behind Stock Buybacks

Howard E. Johnson, Managing Director in Duff & Phelps’ Corporate Finance practice was quoted in the CFO Magazine article titled, “Buybacks: Is Reform Overdue?” The article explores why companies may repurchase stock and the associated implications.

Howard outlines some of the key motivations that drive companies to repurchase stock. He explains, “By repurchasing stock, management is hoping to demonstrate to the market that it believes the value of its shares will rise over time. There is also evidence to suggest that companies with lots of cash on their books are more likely to be takeover targets. At small- and mid-cap firms, management will sometimes buy back stock to defend against takeovers.”
 
Read the full article here.

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