The following video is from Tuesday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Joe Magyer and Mike Olsen dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced a plan to buy back $40 billion worth of shares, and has also said that it will be increasing its dividend by 22%. In our lead story on today's Investor Beat, Mike and Joe look at Microsoft's share buyback track record, discuss some advice they have for the next CEO after Steve Ballmer, and talk about whether the stock is a buy today.

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