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.)

COMPANY SYMBOL AMOUNT NOTES
10/19/2006
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
10/18/2006
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
10/17/2006
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
10/16/2006
Grainger GWW 10 mln shares 86 mln shares outstanding
Health Net, Inc. HNT $235 mln adds to prior plan
10/13/2006
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. JTX $200 mln prior plan complete
PRB Energy Inc. PRB 10% of shares through 2006
10/12/2006
Standard Parking Corp. STAN $12.5 mln adds to prior plan
Wendy's WEN 35.4 mln shares over 18-24 months
10/11/2006
CKE Restaurants Inc. CKR $50 mln adds to prior plan
Chaparral Steel Company CHAP $100 mln
10/9/2006
Manatron Inc. MANA $1 mln replaces prior plan
XETA Technologies Inc. XETA $960,000 per year
10/6/2006
Steelcase Inc. SCS $100 mln adds to prior plan
10/5/2006
American Standard Companies ASD $500 mln adds to prior plan
10/4/2006
Qwest Communications International Inc. Q $2 bln over 2 years
10/3/2006
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
10/2/2006
Bank of Marin BMRC 10% of outstanding over 12 months
STEN Corp. STEN 200,000 shares 10% of outstanding
9/29/2006
Aetna Inc. AET $750 mln adds to prior plan
Ohio Casualty Corp. OCAS $100 mln
9/28/2006
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
9/26/2006
Key Technology KTEC 500,000 shares
9/25/2006
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
9/22/2006
Halliburton HAL $2 bln adds to prior plan
9/21/2006
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
9/20/2006
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
9/18/2006
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
9/15/2006
Cigna Corp. CI $500 mln adds to prior plan
Methode Electronics Inc. METH 3 mln shares
9/14/2006
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
9/13/2006
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
9/12/2006
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
9/11/2006
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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