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December 9, 2011

The Walton family, which controls supermarket giant Walmart, intends to sell more than 70 million shares, equivalent to about 2% of the family business.

The Walton family, which controls supermarket giant Walmart, intends to sell more than 70 million shares, equivalent to about 2% of the family business.

Walton Entreprise, controlled by Rob Walton, Alice Walton, Jim Walton and the John Walton Estate Trust, will register for sale 70,615,608 of the company’s shares, Walmart said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

March 2, 2010

Oualcomm, the family-controlled communications company, announced yesterday it plans to buy back up to $3 billion of its shares whilst also increasing its quarterly cash dividend by 12%.

Oualcomm, the family-controlled communications company, announced yesterday it plans to buy back up to $3 billion of its shares whilst also increasing its quarterly cash dividend by 12%.

The stock buyback programme replaces a $2 billion stock repurchase that recently completed with a $1.7 billion uptake, the company said in a statement. The quarterly dividend will increase from $0.17 to $0.19 per share of common stock.

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