Stock Buybacks by Companies in the S&P 500 Index Bye-bye buybacks! S&P 500 buybacks fell to $88.7 billion in the second quarter, the lowest level since 2012. Image: CNBC
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
Stock Buybacks Topped Capital Expenditures for the First Time since 2008 Thanks to corporate tax cuts, stock buybacks hit an all-time high and topped capital expenditures for the first time since 2008. As a reminder, 2008 was the start of the global financial crisis.
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.
Buybacks Are the Source of the Rally in the Stock Market since 2009 But as trade tensions and economic slowdown worry U.S. firms, stock buybacks declined last quarter. Image: Deutsche Bank Global Research
Corporate Clients – Buybacks (4-Week Average) Stock buybacks by corporate clients have slowed down. Image: BofA Global Research
Announced Share Repurchases (U.S. Buybacks) Announced share repurchases remain steady, which is good news for U.S. stocks. Image: J.P. Morgan
Corporate Client Buybacks as a % of S&P 500 Market Capitalization Corporate share buybacks are approaching pre-COVID levels, which is good news for stocks. Image: BofA Securities
S&P 500 Weekly Announced Buybacks Announced buybacks remain high, which is good news for U.S. stocks. Image: Deutsche Bank Asset Allocation
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., Share buybacks surged to record highs this year, which is good news for U.S. stocks. Image: Fidelity Investments