Is Gary Gensler ever going to win a case? On Tuesday the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals handed the Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman another legal defeat by scuttling the agency’s stock-buyback rule (U.S. Chamber of Commerce v. SEC.)
The SEC in May finalized a rule requiring public companies to disclose their daily share repurchases and the reason for buying back their stock. Mr. Gensler claimed companies might buy back their stock to boost executive compensation, which is sometimes tied to accounting metrics such as earnings per share.
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