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What: Shares of semiconductor designer Vishay Intertechnology
So what: Yes, it's earnings season; no, Vishay isn't jumping because of a great quarterly report. That happened yesterday to a milder market response, and this boost is because of the announcement of a shareholder-friendly plan to borrow $250 million for the purpose of buying back shares.
Now what: That buyback represents about 10% of the company's current market cap and should boost share prices significantly. Some buybacks are bad at any price. This one seems like a good use of low-interest borrowings and should keep a stock that already doubled over the last year outperforming the competition.
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