In the short article “Royal Dutch Shell Finally Delivers Big Stock Buyback, But Shares Break Support” by Aparna Narayanan (see below), stock repurchases may produce favorable effects on key financial ratios.
Narayanan, A. (2018, July 26). Royal Dutch Shell finally delivers big stock buyback, but shares break support. Investors Business Daily. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=131003207&site=ehost-live&scope=site
After reading the article, write an essay that addresses the prompts below.
- Include an introduction that summarizes the article.
- Analyze the importance of stable dividend policies.
- Determine reasons behind stock repurchases.
- Analyze how individual financial metrics are specifically affected by stock repurchase plans and returns.
Your essay should be at least two pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. You are required to cite and reference at least your textbook and the article. Use APA format to cite in-text and reference citations.