Why would a company purchase Treasury Stock?

ACCT 301 Project 6

Due 10/11 one page single spaced

For your employer, evaluate your SEC 10-K Company.  As a starting point, for project three:

Review financial statements as whole. Use the Notes to the Financial Statements to learn more about your company. What items are displayed in Other Comprehensive Income?

Does your company own treasury stock in the owners’ equity section? Is this value increasing or decreasing?  Consider the journal entry approach to the purchase of treasury stock.  Treasury stock is displayed on the balance sheet as a negative value in owners’ equity. This is because its normal balance is a debit but owners’ equity normal balances are credits. The Journal Entry to purchase Treasury Stock is only about the cost to acquire (ignores the par value):

Debit Treasury

 Credit Cash

Why would a company purchase Treasury Stock?  Review the 1004 page pdf book for Treasury Stock. The 1004 page book is a very good searchable pdf file.  This is an easy answer where you enumerate the reasons.

Use the statement of owners’ equity to assist in your explanation of stock purchases by your SEC 10-K company. Compare activity in the three year period presented.


FedEx Corporation. (2019). Annual Report. Retrieved from http://s1.q4cdn.com/714383399/files/doc_financials/annual/2019/FedEx-Corporation-2019-AnnualReport.pdf?utm_source=InvestorRelations&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=AnnualReport2018&utm_content=FinancialInformationAnnualReports

FedEx Annual Statements. (2019). 2019 10-K form. Retrieved from http://investors.fedex.com/financial-information/sec-filings/sec-filings-details/default.aspx?FilingId=13539736&cik=0001048911

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