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By: Steve Alexander   Wednesday, September 22, 2010 1:31 PM
Symbols: APOL, ARO, DLX, ELNK, FRX, HRB, LO, PDLI, PPD, TNDM, UNTD, USMO
Here are the companies in MFI's top 50 over 50 million market cap that have returned significant amounts of cash flow to shareholders over the past year or so:

Apollo Group (APOL): $352mm in repurchases over last 9 months.

Aeropostale (ARO): $31mm in repurchases in most recent quarter, $164mm last year.

CSG Systems (CSGS): $33mm in repurchases over the last 6 months.

Deluxe (DLX): $52mm in dividends a year (5.4% yield).

Earthlink (ELNK): $64mm in dividends a year (7.1% yield).

Forest Labs (FRX): $500mm in repurchases last quarter.

H&R Block (HRB): $200mm a year in dividends (4.7% yield), $238mm in repurchases last year.

Lorillard (LO): $307mm in buybacks last 6 months, $630mm in dividends a year (5.4% yield).

PDL Biopharma (PDLI): $60mm in dividends last 6 months, $319mm last year. Royalty company with fluctuating payout.

Pre-Paid Legal (PPD): $5.4mm in buybacks so far this year, $51mm last year.

Raytheon (RTN): $470mm in dividends a year (3.2% yield), $525mm repurchases in last 6 months, $1.2 billion in repurchases last year.

Neutral Tandem (TNDM): $9.5mm in buybacks in last 6 months.

United Online (UNTD): $36mm in dividends a year (7.6% yield), $4mm in buybacks over last 6 months.

USA Mobility (USMO): $22mm in dividends a year (0.50%), $7mm in buybacks last 6 months. Dividend payment declining rapidly, though.
Disclosure: Steve owns APOL, TNDM


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