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

Announced Share Buybacks in the U.S.

Announced Share Buybacks in the U.S. This chart puts into perspective the year-to-date running total of announced share buybacks in the U.S., The coronavirus pandemic stops share repurchases, and for the first time since 2009, S&P 500 companies spent more on dividends than on share buybacks. Image: Fidelity Investments

U.S. Corporate Stock Buybacks Are Booming Since 2010!

U.S. Corporate Stock Buybacks Are Booming Since 2010! Thanks to tax cuts and low interest rates. What would happen if companies reinvested instead of buying their own shares? Unfortunately, artificially low interest rates are associated with unnecessary debt. See how corporate debt-to-GDP has increased since the Great Recession.