Thermo Fisher to Buy Back $750M in Stock | GenomeWeb

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific today said that its board of directors has approved the repurchase of $750 million of the firm's common stock on the open market or through negotiated transactions.

The firm said that the purchase authorization will remain in effect through Nov. 9, 2012. As of today, it has $25 million remaining under an existing share repurchase program.

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