- returning excess cash to shareholders;
- increase in annual dividends.
- the risk that the company does not repurchase some or all of the shares it anticipates purchasing pursuant to its repurchase program.
All signs point to it happening.
While discount retailers at "C" malls benefit from the recent store closures, leading to lower rent costs, REITs and the malls themselves are in trouble.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average secures gains in the first week of the new year, though again fails to break through its seemingly impossible 20,000 milestone.