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Shares of Volcano Corp. are up this morning after the medical device company launches a stock buyback worth up to $200 million.

Volcano launches $200M stock buyback

A stock buyback worth up to $200 million sent shares of Volcano (NSDQ:VOLC) up nearly 6% this morning.

Volcano said yesterday after the market's close that its board authorized the share repurchasing program, including an accelerated plan worth $100 million with J.P. Morgan Securities for some 3.6 million shares. The remaining $100 million repurchase is slated to be made in the open market, Volcano said.

The move buoyed VOLC share prices to $23.75 apiece as of about 10:20 a.m. today, up 5.6%. The buyback could ultimately see the San Diego-based medical device company acquire about 15% of its own shares, according to Leerink Swann analyst Danielle Antalffy.

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