Stock Buybacks Since 2000

Stock Buybacks Since 2000 Thanks to tax cuts and low interest rates, the stock market should get around $1 trillion boost via buybacks this year. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

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.

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., compared to previous years. Investors should expect slower EPS growth and less support for stock prices this year. Image: Fidelity Investments

Buybacks in 2020

Buybacks in 2020 Bye-bye buybacks? Buybacks are expected to fall by 50% this year compared with 2019 levels, suggesting slower EPS growth and less support for stock prices. Image: J.P. Morgan

U.S. Buybacks in 2020

U.S. Buybacks in 2020 Goldman Sachs expects buybacks to fall by 50% during 2020 compared with 2019 levels, suggesting slower EPS growth and less support for stock prices. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

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

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