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When comparing 2017 to 2008, how can Target Corporation’s EPS rise, yet its net earnings decrease?

Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) has been repurchasing its common stock over the past several years. Target’s fiscal year ends on the Saturday nearest to January 31. Use the information from Target’s 2017 and 2008 fiscal years (a ten-year gap) in this table to answer the questions that follow. Target Corporation Comparing 2017 EPS to 2008 […]

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How does Apple’s issuance of bonds and buyback of its own stock impact its accounting equation?

In May 2017, Apple Inc., filed a prospectus with the SEC, indicating that it would be issuing another $7 billion in bonds during 2017. (Apple issued $10 billion in bonds in February 2017 in the US and $1 billion in Taiwan.) With the bond proceeds, Apple will be buying back its own stock. Apple has […]

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How would Microsoft’s $40 billion stock buyback and cash dividend impact its balance sheet?

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) recently announced plans to buy back up to $40 billion of its own stock. In the same announcement on September 20, 2016, Microsoft also stated that it would be increasing the cash dividend by 8% for the dividend to be paid on December 8, 2016, to shareholders of record on November 17, […]

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