American International Group Inc. reported quarterly earnings Monday that were far better than analysts expected, and announced plans to buy back more shares. The insurer announced net income of $1.8B, or $1.32 a share, on revenue of $15.7 billion; after adjustments, profits reached $1.39 a share. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had expected AIG to report adjusted earnings of $1.22 a share on revenue of $14.9 billion. The company also detailed an increase in share buybacks, adding $5 billion to a current stock-repurchase plan. AIG stock wavered between slight gains and losses in late trading after adding 2 cents in the regular session to $64.14.
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