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. Share Buybacks and Dividends

U.S. Share Buybacks and Dividends Bye-bye buybacks? U.S. share buybacks are almost cut in half by the coronavirus pandemic. Image: Financial Times

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. Share Buybacks and VIX

U.S. Share Buybacks and VIX Interesting chart suggesting the relationship between U.S. share buybacks and VIX. Image: Societe Generale Cross Asset Research

S&P 500 Share Buybacks

S&P 500 Share Buybacks Chart suggesting that buybacks would still double the long-average in 2020. Image: Societe Generale Cross Asset Research

Share Buybacks in China

Share Buybacks in China Chinese companies are buying back record amounts of stocks. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Share Buybacks by Month

Share Buybacks by Month Excluding 2008, August and November are generally the busiest months for buyback executions in the past decade. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Share Buybacks by Quarter

S&P 500 Share Buybacks by Quarter Share buybacks have contracted for the first time since 2017, as trade tensions and economic slowdown worry U.S. firms. Image: The Wall Street Journal