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

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COMPANY SYMBOL AMOUNT NOTES
01/30/2007
AFLAC AFL 30 mln shares adds to prior plan
Harte-Hanks HHS 12.5 mln shares 18% of outstanding
Heartland Financial USA HTLF 500,000 shares doubles prior plan
Lehman Brothers LEH 100 mln shares replaces prior plan
McGraw-Hill Cos. MHP 20 mln shares
UDR Inc. UDR 15 mln shares adds to prior plan
01/29/2007
American Eagle Outfitters AEO 30 mln shares adds to prior plan
Frisch's Restaurants FRS 500,000 shares over 2 years
Saga Communications SGA 60 mln shares doubles prior plan
Steelcase SCS $60 mln thru 6/29/08
01/28/2007
Investors Bancorp ISBC 10% of outstanding 4.3 mln shares
01/25/2007
Ametek AME $50 mln adds to prior plan
Apogee Enterprises APOG 750,000 shares adds to prior plan
Avocent AVCT 4 mln shares adds to prior plan
FactSet Research Systems FDS $125 mln adds to prior plan
H.B. Fuller FUL $200 mln
International Shipholding ISH 1 mln shares
Plantronics PLT 1 mln shares
Polaris Industries PII 3.5 mln shares adds to prior plan
01/24/2007
Acme United ACU 150,000 shares replaces prior plan
Avis Budget Group CAR $50 mln
Ball Corp. BLL 12 mln shares adds to prior plan
Citrix Systems CTRX $300 mln adds to prior plan
F5 Networks FFIV $200 mln
Franklin Resources BEN 10 mln shares adds to prior plan
GATX Corp. GATX $200 mln
Potash Corp. POT 5% of shares over 1 year
Trimble TRMB $250 mln
Xerox XRX $1 bln adds to prior plan
Yum! Brands YUM $1.25 bln adds to prior plan
01/23/2007
Applied Industrial Technologies AIT 1.5 mln shares replaces prior plan
Cabot Microelectronics CCMP $75 mln prior plan complete
J.M. Smucker SJM 5 mln shares adds to prior plan
Jefferies Group JEF 15 mln shares adds to prior plan
Marine Products MPX 3 mln shares adds to prior plan
Spherion Corp. SFN $25 mln
Westfield Financial WFB 3.2 mln shares 10% of outstanding
01/22/2007
AmeriServ Financial ASRV 1.1 mln shares 5% of outstanding
CBRL Group CBRL 625,000 shares adds to prior plan
DirecTV DTV $1 bln 4.4% of outstanding
DST Systems DST 5 mln shares adds to prior plan
Home Federal Bancorp HOME 175,628 shares 5% of outstanding
01/18/2007
Amphenol APH 20 mln shares expands prior plan
Fauquier Bankshares FBSS 212,241 shares 6% of outstanding
Home Bancshares HOMB 1 mln shares
Kroger Co. KR $1 bln replaces prior plan
Oil States International OIS $50 mln adds to prior plan
01/17/2007
Southwest Airlines LUV $500 mln
Tiffany & Co. TIF $500 mln adds to prior plan
01/16/2007
Canterbury Park ECP 250,000 shares 6% of outstanding
Cavco Industries CVCO $10 mln
Life Partners Holdings LPHI 1 mln shares 8% of outstanding
Morton's Restaurant Group MRT $4 mln
01/15/2007
Central Jersey Bancorp CJBK 500,000 shares 5.7% of outstanding
First American Corp. FAF $300 mln adds to prior plan
Metlife MET $1 bln adds to prior plan
Overstock.com OSTK $20 mln over 2 years
SWS Group SWS 750,000 shares adds to prior plan
01/14/2007
Think Partnership THK $5 mln over 2 years
01/10/2007
Blackstone Group BX $500 mln
Brown Shoe BWS 2.5 mln shares
MSC Industrial Direct MSM 7 mln shares expands prior plan
Patriot National Bancorp PNBK 200,000 shares in 2008
01/09/2007
CKE Restaurants CKE $50 mln adds to prior plan
EMBARQ EQ $500 mln thru 6/30/09
Marcus Corp. MCS 2 mln shares adds to prior plan
01/08/2007
American Greetings AMCS $100 mln prior plan complete
Sun America Bancorp SAMB 1 mln shares over 1 year
01/07/2007
American Capital Strategies ACAS $500 mln
Lee Enterprises LEE $30 mln
Lifeway Foods LWAY 100,000 shares over 1 year
NII Holdings NIHD $500 mln adds to prior plan
Rogers Communications RCI 15 mln shares $300 mln cap
U.S. Concrete RMIX $3 mln
01/04/2007
Arctic Cat ACAT $10 mln adds to prior plan
01/03/2007
American Bancorp of NJ ABNJ 5% of shares prior plan complete
12/28/2007
Cache Inc. CACH 500,000 shares adds to prior plan
12/27/2007
Advanced Energy Industries AEIS $75 mln over 1 year
12/24/2007
Giant Interactive GA $200 mln over 1 year
Patterson Companies PDCO 25 mln shares expands prior plan
12/21/2007
Bank of Commerce BOCH 2.5% of shares in 2008
Carpenter Technology CRS $250 mln adds to prior plan
Friedman, Billings, Ramsey FBR 50 mln shares adds to prior plan
Sun Bancorp SNBC 5% of shares prior plan complete
12/20/2007
Northrop Grumman NOC $2.5 bln 9% of outstanding
Pediatrix Medical Group PDX $100 mln
Stewart Enterprises STEI $25 mln adds to prior plan
12/19/2007
Exelon EXC $500 mln adds to prior plan
Holly Corp. HOC $200 mln adds to prior plan
IMS Health RX 20 mln shares prior plan complete
Looksmart LOOK $20 mln dutch auction tender
Philips Electronics PHG $7.2 bln over 2 years
12/18/2007
Adobe Systems ADBE 30 mln shares adds to prior plan
Assisted Living Concepts ALC $25 mln adds to prior plan
Dreamworks Animation SKG DWA $150 mln
First M&F FMFC 500,000 shares 5% of outstanding
12/17/2007
Aon Corp. AOC $2.6 bln adds to prior plan
Bank Mutual Corp. BKMU 2 mln shares adds to prior plan
Monaco Coach MNC $30 mln
Plains Exploration PXP $1 bln replaces prior plan
Safeco SAF $500 mln adds to prior plan
Terex TEX $500 mln adds to prior plan
12/14/2007
Arthrocare ARTC $75 mln thru 3/31/08
Trinity Industries TRN $200 mln thru 2009
12/13/2007
Adams Express ADX 5% of shares over 1 year
AMICAS AMCS $25 mln
Chubb CHB 28 mln shares 7% of outstanding
Cytec Industries CYT $100 mln prior plan complete
Deltic Timber DEL $25 mln adds to prior plan
Interactive Data Corp. IDC 2 mln shares adds to prior plan
S1 Corp. SONE $10 mln adds to prior plan
The Stanley Works STW 10 mln shares
Visteon Corp. VC 2 mln shares over 2 years
12/12/2007
Arrow Electronics ARW $100 mln adds to prior plan
General Electric GE $15 bln over 3 years
L-3 Communications LLL $750 mln adds to prior plan
Microchip Technology MCHP 10 mln shares adds to prior plan
12/11/2007
AT&T T 400 mln shares replaces prior plan
Cummins CMI $500 mln prior plan complete
12/10/2007
Autodesk ADSK 20 mln shares adds to prior plan
Morgans Hotel Group MHGC $25 mln 4% of outstanding
12/07/2007
Cheesecake Factory CAKE 5 mln shares adds to prior plan
Edgewater Technology EDGW $5 mln thru 2008
Harvard Biosciences HBIO $10 mln over 2 years
Standard Parking STAN $25 mln adds to prior plan
12/06/2007
AMERCO UHAL $50 mln thru 2008
AXIS Capital Holdings AXS $400 mln thru 2009
Celadon Group CLDN 2 mln shares prior plan complete
General Dynamics GD 10 mln shares 2.5% of outstanding
Penson Worldwide PNSN $12.5 mln adds to prior plan
12/05/2007
EDS EDS $1 bln over 18 months
Insteel Industries IIIN $25 mln over 1 year
MGM Mirage MGM 20 mln shares adds to prior plan
12/04/2007
American Safety ASI 500,000 shares 5% of outstanding
Dell Inc. DELL $10 bln
Hubbell HUB-A $200 mln adds to prior plan
LodgeNet Entertainment LNET $15 mln
RH Donnelley RHD $100 mln over 1 year
School Specialty SCHS $50 mln prior plan complete
Western Union WU $1 bln adds to prior plan
12/03/2007
Discover Financial Services DFS $1 bln over 3 years
International Business Machines IBM $1 bln adds to prior plan
Lifetime Brands LCUT $40 mln expands prior plan
Metlife MET $2.2 bln each of next two years
Source: The Online Investor

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.

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