Wash, Rinse, Repeat: RIMM Chooses to Repurchase Shares Again

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha. Click here to read the entire piece. I have updated price and trading information to reflect time of publishing) While announcing disappointing earnings guidance again, RIMM indicated it will launch another repurchase program as early as July 10, 2011, the first day … Read more

RIM Completes Another Share Repurchase Program and Cannot Restart Until Summer

Research In Motion (RIMM) reported earnings December 16, 2010. The general reaction to the report has been muted with the stock trading down 1.7% since the market close before the report. I have followed RIMM’s stock repurchasing activity for a while now, but I neglected to note earlier that RIMM announced the (aggressive) completion of … Read more

Research In Motion Goes All In Again

Research In Motion (RIMM) is clearly serious about putting its cash to work. On June 24th, RIMM announced it was doubling down on its recently completed stock repurchase program by adding another 31 million share allotment. In last week’s earnings report, RIMM indicated that it essentially went all in spending a whopping $1.53 billion on … Read more

RIMM Doubles Down On Its Shares

As Research In Motion’s stock (RIMM) plunged the last repurchase program underwater, I speculated that RIMM would initiate another share repurchase program if the stock continued to go lower. It now seems that Research In Motion (RIMM) is indeed determined to prop up its stock with its hard-earned cash. During tonight’s earnings call, RIMM announced … Read more

RIMM Goes “All In” With Share Repurchase Program

Last night, Research In Motion (RIMM) released an earnings report that exceeded analyst expectations, produced strong guidance, and was well-received by the market. I took particular interest in RIMM’s share repurchase activity. RIMM used $775M to purchase 12.3M shares at an average price of $63 per share (full details noted in Seeking Alpha’s transcripts of … Read more

RIMM’s Weakness Persists Despite Initiation of Share Buyback

The weakness in the shares of Research In Motion (RIMM) persists despite the company’s apparent initiation of its share buyback program on November 9, 2009. Two weeks ago, I used intra-day trading action to suggest that RIMM launched its share buyback program. Overall daily volume surged for three days along with price. The stock then … Read more

Potential Early Evidence of RIMM’s Share Repurchasing At Work

RIMM officially began its share repurchase period on Monday, November 9. Since then, the intra-day trading seems to provide evidence that RIMM (or some other large buyer!) has gone to work purchasing shares. The chart below shows a 10-day chart of RIMM with trading broken into 30-minute blocks. The first 30-minutes of trading on Monday, … Read more

RIMM’s Repurchase Plan Is Much Larger in Scale Than 2005’s

On a strong market day, RIMM opened up over 2% and, at the time of writing, is up over 4% on the day. RIMM’s share repurchase period begins today, and, so far, so good for propping up the stock. Yesterday, I expressed my doubts that RIMM would spend the entire $1.2B that its board authorized, … Read more

RIMM Is Not Likely to Spend $1.2B On Its Share Repurchase Program

On November 5, Research In Motion (RIMM) announced a buyback of up to $1.2B in shares starting November 9 and lasting for up to a year. When I read this announcement, I pounced on the stock the minute pre-market trading opened. This was quite a mental exercise for me because I had just closed out … Read more