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Oct. 22, 2019, 11:21 a.m. EDT

Biogen's stock surge increases value of recent stock repurchased by over $700 million

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By Tomi Kilgore

Biogen Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201531540/composite BIIB +2.59% did a good job buying low, as the biotechnology company's stock rally on Tuesday has boosted the value of the shares repurchased over the past six months by about $708.6 million. The company said it bought back 3.1 million shares for a total value of approximately $718 million, which implies an average price paid of $231.61 per share. With the stock soaring 27% to $283.45, after the company said it would pursue regulatory approval of its treatment for Alzheimer's disease and following a big earnings beat, it would now take $878.7 million to buy back 3.1 million shares, or about $161.7 million more than Biogen paid. During the second quarter, the company had bought 10.4 million shares for about $2.4 billion, implying an average price paid of $230.77 per share. At current prices, it would cost $2.95 billion to buyback 10.4 million shares. The stock had plunged in March after the company said it would discontinue Phase 3 trials of its Alzheimer's drug. The stock has still lost 5.6% year to date, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.80% has gained 15.2%.

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/zigman2/quotes/201531540/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 282.27
+7.12 +2.59%
Volume: 1.92M
Nov. 15, 2019 4:00p
P/E Ratio
10.04
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$50.93 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.55M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
28,004.89
+222.93 +0.80%
Volume: 288.91M
Nov. 15, 2019 5:04p
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