Dillard's in the Red, Stock Zooms
November 26, 2007,
Posting a third-quarter net loss of $11.3 million, compared to income of $13.6 million for the year-ago period, Dillard's nonetheless found ways to entice investors as the company announced the completion of one stock buyback and the initiation of another — and Wall Street responded by driving the company's share price up by more than 11% before noon on Nove.20, the day of the announcement last week.
William Dillard, II, ceo, acknowledged the company's "disappointing" performance and said Dillard's will "continue to improve and edit merchandise assortments to strengthen our appeal."
Dillard's repurchased $111.6 million of its Class A common stock, completing an extant $200 million plan – and authorized a new $200 million repurchase, with no time limit.