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On Sept. 22, 2015, $MET increased its share repurchase authorization from $261MM to $1Bil. Since the announcement, $MET had repurchased $261MM worth of stock, including $107MM in 3Q15. In the first nine months of 2015, $MET's total payout to shareholders was $2.3Bil, with roughly an even split between share repurchases and dividends.
Visa ($V) set to release it earning after market close today. With new CEO resigning so close to the earnings, should we expect to see any surprises? Visa has been making strong moves with Visa Europe acquisition, partnership with PayPal and a 15% increase if quarterly dividends.
Kimberly Clark Corp ($KMB) has been in decline for most of the year, the stock has also not been getting any analyst love. Will today’s earnings break the trend? Revenue has been up and down in the last four quarters, let us see what this quarter brings.
$KMB down close to 4% after it misses on earnings and revenue. Forecasts are lower for the year.