S&P 500 Weekly Announced Buybacks

S&P 500 Weekly Announced Buybacks U.S. share buyback authorization announcements continue to grow and remain robust, reflecting the confidence of S&P 500 companies in their financial positions and their commitment to returning value to shareholders. Image: Deutsche Bank Asset Allocation

S&P 500 Buybacks as a Percentage of Market Capitalization

S&P 500 Buybacks Investors generally consider the persistent robustness of S&P 500 buybacks as a positive sign, as they have the potential to create sustainable value for shareholders. Image: Deutsche Bank Asset Allocation

Corporate Clients – Buybacks (4-Week Average)

Corporate Clients – Buybacks (4-Week Average) Investors are likely to perceive the current high levels of stock buyback activity by BofA’s corporate clients as highly favorable. Image: BofA Securities

Buybacks and S&P 500 Use of Cash

Buybacks and S&P 500 Use of Cash Stock buybacks are just one potential use of cash by S&P 500 companies. Companies may choose to engage in buybacks to return cash to shareholders, and potentially enhance shareholder value. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Buybacks – Share of S&P 1500 Companies Paying a Dividend or Repurchasing Stock

Buybacks – Share of S&P 1500 Companies Paying a Dividend or Repurchasing Stock Over the years, the share of S&P 1500 companies engaging in share repurchases has surged. In 1995, only 3% participated, while in 2023, it reached 70%, greatly enhancing shareholder returns. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Share Buybacks vs. S&P 500 Index

Share Buybacks vs. S&P 500 Index Buybacks alone accounted for as much as 40% of the bull market rally since 2012, highlighting the substantial influence they have had on the overall performance of the U.S. stock market during this period. Image: Real Investment Advice

S&P 500 Earnings and Gross Buybacks

S&P 500 Earnings and Gross Buybacks Share buybacks will play a significant role in 2024, as they are set to accelerate once again amidst the ongoing improvement in corporate earnings. Image: Deutsche Bank Asset Allocation

S&P 500 Gross Buybacks to Earnings Ratio

S&P 500 Gross Buybacks to Earnings Ratio It is possible that share buybacks will increase substantially in 2024, if the ratio of S&P 500 gross buybacks to earnings rises to the historical average. Image: Deutsche Bank Asset Allocation

U.S. Share Buyback Announcements

U.S. Share Buyback Announcements In terms of share buyback authorization announcements, 2023 stands out as one of the best years on record. Goldman Sachs predicts a surge in corporate share buybacks in 2024. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research