Implied Trailing 12-Month Buybacks

Implied Trailing 12-Month Buybacks Goldman Sachs expects a sharp decline in buybacks in 2020 and 2021, suggesting less support for stock prices and slower EPS growth. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

U.S. Buybacks vs. Earnings

U.S. Buybacks vs. Earnings Buybacks tend to move alongside earnings and are likely to be reduced in 2020. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Buybacks – S&P 500 Annual Share Repurchases

Buybacks – S&P 500 Annual Share Repurchases Goldman Sachs expects stock buybacks among S&P 500 companies to drop 5% to $675 billion this year. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Net Debt vs. Share Buybacks

S&P 500 Net Debt vs. Share Buybacks U.S. companies are ramping up share buybacks. Funding is coming in part from a rise in debt. Image: Societe Generale Cross Asset Research

U.S. Buybacks and Buyback Yield

U.S. Buybacks and Buyback Yield Buybacks are expected to slow to $625bn in 2020, while providing robust yields. Image: Wells Fargo Investment Institute

S&P 500 Earnings and Net Buybacks

S&P 500 Earnings and Net Buybacks Buybacks have been trending lower over the last two quarters. Deutsche Bank expects buybacks to slow to $625bn in 2020. Image: Deutsche Bank Asset Allocation