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Broadcom to buy back up to $12 billion of shares; shares rise 4.5%

The San Jose, California based company has about 411 million outstanding shares and a market value of about $98.71 billion

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Broadcom

Chipmaker Inc said on Thursday it would buy back up to $12 billion of its common stock, sending its shares up 4.5 percent to $250 in extended trading.

The company, which last month ended its efforts to acquire rival Qualcomm Inc, said the repurchase program is effective immediately until the end of Broadcom's fiscal year 2019.

moved back to the from earlier this month, following U.S. Donald Trump's decision to block its $117 billion offer to buy Qualcomm on national security concerns.

The San Jose, based company has about 411 million outstanding shares and a market value of about $98.71 billion as of Thursday's close.

First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 08:00 IST
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