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Thursday's Buybacks: Grant Prideco for $200 Million More

The following are stock buybacks announced over the past 30 days.

(Interested in learning more about buybacks and why they're important? Check out this article.)

American Bancorp of New Jersey ABNJ 10% of outstanding
Grant Prideco, Inc. GRP $200 mln adds to prior plan
TradeStation Group, Inc. TRAD $60 mln aver 4 years
Abbott Laboratories ABT $2.5 bln
Allstate Corp. ALL $3 bln upon completion of prior plan
MASSBANK Corp. MASB 50,000 shares adds to prior plan
Valspar Corp. VAL 4 mln shares replaces prior plan
Merrill Lynch & Co. MER $5 bln adds to prior plan
Northern Trust Corporation NTRS 11 mln shares adds to prior plan
Yahoo! Inc. YHOO $3 bln over 5 years
Grainger GWW 10 mln shares 86 mln shares outstanding
Health Net, Inc. HNT $235 mln adds to prior plan
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. JTX $200 mln prior plan complete
PRB Energy Inc. PRB 10% of shares through 2006
Standard Parking Corp. STAN $12.5 mln adds to prior plan
Wendy's WEN 35.4 mln shares over 18-24 months
CKE Restaurants Inc. CKR $50 mln adds to prior plan
Chaparral Steel Company CHAP $100 mln
Manatron Inc. MANA $1 mln replaces prior plan
XETA Technologies Inc. XETA $960,000 per year
Steelcase Inc. SCS $100 mln adds to prior plan
American Standard Companies ASD $500 mln adds to prior plan
Qwest Communications International Inc. Q $2 bln over 2 years
Alcan Inc. AL 5% of outstanding starting Nov, 2006
Alliance Data Systems ADS $600 mln adds to prior plan
etrials Worldwide, Inc. ETWC $1 mln 12.4 mln shares outstanding
Hastings Entertainment, Inc. HAST $2.5 mln adds to prior plan
World Acceptance Corp. WRLD $55 mln replaces prior plan
Bank of Marin BMRC 10% of outstanding over 12 months
STEN Corp. STEN 200,000 shares 10% of outstanding
Aetna Inc. AET $750 mln adds to prior plan
Ohio Casualty Corp. OCAS $100 mln
ConAgra Foods Inc. CAG $500 mln adds to prior plan
Jaclyn, Inc. JLN 125,000 shares adds to prior plan
Lockheed Martin Corp. LMT 20 mln shares adds to prior plan
Mirant Corp. MIR $100 mln over 1 year
Monarch Casino & Resort MCRI 1 mln shares
Pentair, Inc. PNR $50 mln adds to prior plan
Key Technology KTEC 500,000 shares
Hansen Naural Corp. HANS $25 mln adds to prior plan
Investors Bancorp ISBC 5.3 mln shares 10% of outstanding
Oakley, Inc. OO $20 mln adds to prior plan
Pressure BioSciences PBIO $500,000
Halliburton HAL $2 bln adds to prior plan
Arch Coal Inc. ACI 14 mln shares 9.8% of outstanding
Carpenter Technology Corp. CRS $250 mln over 12-18 months
Cognos Inc. COGN $200 mln prior plan complete
Palm Inc. PALM $250 mln 103.6 mln shares outstanding
Tektronix Inc. TEK $300 mln adds to prior plan
Agilent Technologies Inc. A $2 bln over 2 years
American Physicians Capital ACAP $10 mln adds to prior plan
Bank of Commerce Holdings BOCH 2.2% of outstanding 8.8 mln shares outstanding
Community Central Bank Corp. CCBD 5% of outstanding over 12 months
Applied Materials Inc. AMAT $5 bln prior plan complete
El Paso Electric CO. EE 2.3 mln shares adds to prior plan
Southwest Georgia Financial Corp. SGB $13.2 mln 18% of outstanding
SurModics Inc. SRDX $35 mln through next year
Cigna Corp. CI $500 mln adds to prior plan
Methode Electronics Inc. METH 3 mln shares
Accredited Home Lenders Holding Co. LEND 5 mln shares
Ashland Inc. ASH 7 mln shares prior plan complete
P&F Industries PFIN 37,450 shares adds to prior plan
Westamerica Bancorporation WABC 2 mln shares 6.4% of outstanding
Yum Brands Inc. YUM $500 mln adds to prior plan
Amerco UHAL $50 mln
AmeriCredit Corp. ACF $300 mln
Cheviot Financial Corp. CHEV 5% of outstanding prior plan complete
Datascope Corp. DSCP $40 mln adds to prior plan
Colonial BancGroup CNB $100 mln adds to prior plan
Goldman Sachs Group GS 60 mln shares adds to prior plan
Joy Global Inc JOYG $700 mln adds to prior plan
New Plan Excel Realty Trust NXL $50 mln
Sears Holding Corp. SHLD $500 mln adds to prior plan
Avaya Inc. AV $500 mln adds to prior plan
OMI Corp. OMM $70 mln adds to prior plan
Source: The Online Investor

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