Has consumer electronics giant and Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendation Best Buy
I guess that's the way of things when you're at the top of the game. A company like Roxio
More important to Best Buy investors will be news that the company will boost its dividend from $0.10 to $0.11 per share, effective when it next pays out in October, and increase its stock buyback program to $500 million from $400 million, $282 million of which has already been repurchased. (The company began paying a dividend late last year.)
But in the end, these events have little to say about the strength of the company's business. They're more a reflection of it. We saw it not long ago in Best Buy's fiscal Q1 earnings report, which showed us a company that is still a high performer despite impressive sustained growth and persistent competition from Circuit City
Best Buy's position is well defined -- which is no doubt why good news like yesterday's announcement get a "ho-hum" reaction from investors. Sometimes that's a good thing.
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Fool contributor Dave Marino-Nachison doesn't own any of the companies in this story.