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

Seven Largest Companies as Share of S&P 500 Total Market Capitalization

Seven Largest Companies as Share of S&P 500 Total Market Capitalization The high concentration of the seven largest stocks in the S&P 500 has raised concerns regarding diversification and market stability. If these stocks were to underperform, potential risks could emerge. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Weighted Average Price Target for S&P 500 Companies

Weighted Average Price Target for S&P 500 Companies Goldman Sachs price targets imply a +19.3% return over the next 12 months, which suggests a bullish sentiment and very optimistic outlook. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Top Five Companies % of S&P 500 Market Capitalization

Top Five Companies % of S&P 500 Market Capitalization The concentration of the S&P 500 in the five largest stocks remains higher than it was during the dot-com bubble, which is seen as a potential risk, as it can lead to increased market volatility and a lack of diversification. Image: BofA US Equity & Quant…

Earnings of Tech Companies

Earnings of Tech Companies Earnings of tech companies continue to grow much faster than the rest of the market. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research