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) Buybacks are on the rise again and that’s good news for stocks. Image: BofA Global Research
Buybacks by Sector Stock buybacks are concentrated in the technology sector. Image: BofA Securities
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 are on the rise. That’s good news for stocks. Image: Fidelity Investments
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 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