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Cummins set to launch new $2 billion stock repurchase program

Cummins Inc. announced Tuesday a new $2 billion stock repurchase program, which will kick in once the previous $1 billion program is completed. The stock fell 0.5% in afternoon trade. Based on current share prices, the new buyback program would represent about 13.2 million shares, or about 8.1% of the shares outstanding. Separately, the engine maker declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.14 a share. At current stock prices, that implies a dividend yield of 3.00%, compared with the yield on the SPDR Industrial Select Sector ETF of 1.78% and the implied yield for the S&P 500 of 1.90%, according to FactSet. Cummins shares have lost 14% year to date, while the industrial ETF has gained 3.4% and the S&P 500 has advanced 8%.

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