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How does Amazon’s stock buyback impact its earnings per share and balance sheet?

In March 2022, Amazon’s board of directors authorized it to buy back up to $10 billion of its stock. The stock buyback will take place over a multi-year period. Amazon may not buy back the full $10 billion of its stock; the board’s authorization is simply the maximum amount of stock that can be repurchased. […]

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How does Amazon’s 20-for-1 stock split impact its stockholders’ equity?

Amazon announced a 20-for-1 stock split in March 2022. This stock split was its first stock split in over twenty years. On the day that Amazon announced its stock split, one share of its stock was selling for $2,785.58. The stock split will occur at the close of business on June 3, 2022. The stock […]

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How does Kellogg’s dividend announcement impact its financial statements?

On October 23, 2020, the Kellogg Company (brands include Kellogg’s, Pringles, Eggo, Cheez-It, and many others) made the following dividend announcement: Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.57 per share on the common stock of the Company, payable on December 15, 2020, to shareowners of record […]

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How will Levi Strauss & Co’s initial public offering affect the company?

Levi Strauss & Co., the long-time maker of blue jeans, is planning its initial public offering (IPO) in early 2019. The company is hoping to raise between $500 – $800 million from its IPO. Levi Strass has been privately-held since 1996 after Levi Strauss’ descendants bought out the company. Levi Strauss, the founder, started the […]

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How did the reverse stock split of Movie Pass’s parent company affect its total stockholders’ equity?

Helios and Matheson, Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY)  is the parent company of MoviePass, the theater subscription service. MoviePass has struggled to find a sustainable, profitable business model. Its original $10 per month subscription plan allowed subscribers to see one movie per day. MoviePass had to pay most theaters the full price of the ticket each time […]

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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 is the balance sheet of Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, impacted by its Initial Public Offering?

Rovio Entertainment Corporation, the maker of the Angry Birds mobile games, recently made its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Helsinki NASDAQ stock exchange. Rovio stock is not available through U.S. stock exchanges. Rovio’s headquarters is in Finland. It also has offices in the United States, Sweden, China, and the United Kingdom. Rovio’s IPO in […]

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How will The Cheesecake Factory’s dividend announcement and payment impact its balance sheet?

On October 26, 2016, the Board of Directors of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ: CAKE) declared …”a quarterly cash dividend of $0.24 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on November 22, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 9, 2016” (source: News Release, 10/26/2016, “The Cheesecake Factory Reports Results for […]

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How did a cash dividend impact Lowe’s financial position?

On November 2, 2016, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) paid a cash dividend of $0.35 per share to shareholders of record as of October 19, 2016.  The Lowe’s Board of Directors declared this dividend on August 19, 2016. As of the end of Lowe’s 2015 year (January 29, 2016), Lowe’s had 910 million shares of […]

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How will Toro account for its two-for-one stock split?

The Toro Company (TTC) is a manufacturer of lawn care products such as lawn mowers and irrigation systems. Toro’s brands include Toro, Lawn Genie, and Lawn-Boy.  Toro’s fiscal year end is October 31. As of October 31, 2015, Toro had authorized 175,000,000 shares of common stock. As of this same date, it had 54,650,916 shares […]

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