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$AIZ returned $47MM to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends in 3Q15. Dividends to shareholders totaled $20.5MM and $AIZ repurchased about 371,000 shares of common stock for $26.5MM. Through Oct. 23, 2015, $AIZ repurchased 924,960 shares for $74.2MM, with $952.1MM remaining in the current repurchase authorization.
Waiting with fingers crossed for $AAPL’s fourth quarter earnings.
Looking ahead to $AAPL earnings release later in the afternoon today? Gene Munster, analyst from Piper Jaffrey and the most respected authority for Apple, had this to say - "The second and slightly larger group of investors believe the tail of the iPhone 7 is irrelevant, and is betting that the iPhone 10th Anniversary will yield a jump in growth from flat to up ~15%."
Visa ($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.