Q&A: Share Buybacks Explained

Share buybacks are very popular at the moment, but why do companies do them and do investors benefit?

James Gard 17 November, 2021 | 1:54PM
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Share buybacks are all the rage in the UK at the moment, with the likes of Tesco, Unilever, Shell and WPP all spending billions buying back their own shares. But how do they work and do investors benefit?

How Do They Work?

The concept is a simple one.

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James Gard  is content editor for Morningstar.co.uk