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In 4Q15, $COST repurchased 1.836MM shares for $260MM at an average price of just under $142. For 2015, $COST spent $484MM at an average price of $142.87. Dividends per share were $0.40 for 4Q15 or $1.60 a share annualized. $1.60 per share dividend represents an annual cost to the company of about $700MM.
$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.