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Amgen launches $5B buyback

By   /  Monday, November 7th, 2011  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen launches $5B buyback

Amgen said Nov. 7 that it plans to buy back $5 billion of its shares as part of a push to return profit to stockholders. Shares of the Thousand Oaks-based drugmaker jumped 4.5 percent in morning trading. Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings lowered their ratings on Amgen debt after the announcement because the biotech Read More →


Venoco CEO offers to take firm private

By   /  Monday, August 29th, 2011  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Venoco CEO offers to take firm private

[EDITOR’S NOTE: There’s an updated version of this story: “Venoco sued over CEO’s offer“] The CEO of oil and gas company Venoco wants to take the company private in a proposed buyback deal that would value the entire company at $734 million. Denver-based Venoco said Aug. 29 that CEO and Chairman Tim Marquez has offered Read More →