Targeting stocks with recently announced buyback programs can be beneficial for investors. Buyback programs can be seen as a signal of confidence by the company’s management in the future prospects of the business. When a company announces a buyback program, it indicates that it believes its stock is undervalued and that it has excess cash available to repurchase shares, which can be interpreted as a positive sign for investors. Buybacks can also potentially increase the value of the remaining shares by reducing the total number of shares outstanding, which could lead to higher earnings per share and potentially higher stock prices.
Here are three stock buybacks for the week –
Mullen Automotive, Inc. – SYM: MULN
Recent Price: $0.14
Buyback Action: The Board of Directors authorized a new $25 million share repurchase program, equal to around 65.87% of its market cap at announcement.
Description: Mullen Automotive, Inc., an electric vehicle company, manufactures and distributes electric vehicles. Its products include passenger electric vehicles and commercial vehicles; and provides solid-state polymer battery technology. The company is headquartered in Brea, California.
PriceSmart, Inc. – SYM: PSMT
Recent Price: $78.41
Buyback Action: The Board of Directors approved a new $75 million share repurchase program, equal to around 3.14% of its market cap at announcement.
Description: PriceSmart, Inc. owns and operates U.S. style membership shopping warehouse clubs in the United States, Central America, the Caribbean, and Colombia. Its warehouse clubs sell brand name and private label consumer products, essential goods, fresh produce, prepared foods, and fresh-baked goods, as well as provides services, such as optical, tire center, and other ancillary services. The company also operates Click & Go, an e-commerce platform for online ordering, curbside pickup, and delivery services. PriceSmart, Inc. was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
Vermilion Energy Inc. – SYM: VET
Recent Price: $13.10
Buyback Action: The Board of Directors announced that it has received TSX approval to commence a normal course issuer bid (“NCIB”) which allows the company to purchase up to 16,308,587 common shares, representing approximately 10% of its shares outstanding.
Description: Vermilion Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of petroleum and natural gas in North America, Europe, and Australia. The company owns 82% working interest in 796,648 net acres of developed land and 85% working interest in 384,237 net acres of undeveloped land in Canada; 149,043 net acres of land in the Powder River basin in the United States; 96% working interest in 258,125 net acres of developed land and 100% working interest in 106,993 net acres of undeveloped land in the Aquitaine and Paris Basins in France; 53% working interest in 1,604,206 net acres of land in the Netherlands; 107,351 net developed acres and 1,549,929 net undeveloped acres in Germany; 975,374 net acres land in Croatia; 614,625 net acres land in Hungary; and 97,907 net acres land in Slovakia. It also owns 20% interests in the offshore Corrib natural gas field located to the northwest coast of Ireland; and 100% working interest in the Wandoo offshore oil field and related production facilities that covers 59,552 acres located on Western Australia’s northwest shelf. Vermilion Energy Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.