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$HRB's weighted average shares outstanding for 2Q16 fell to 266.3MM from 275.1MM last year, due to share repurchases completed in the current year. In Sept. 2015, $HRB's BoD approved new $3.5Bil share repurchase program, effective through June 2019. During 1H16, $HRB purchased and immediately retired 40.5MM shares at cost of $1.5Bil.
$WBA is yet to receive US anti-trust clearance for its Rite Aid acquisition. The deadline for the deal expires on January 27.
$BMY plunge 7.2%. No credits to the non-acceleration of approval for lung cancer combination treatment.