Gross Share Buyback Announcements

Gross Share Buyback Announcements Bye-bye buybacks? Announced share buybacks suggest a downshift in buyback activity this year. Image: J.P. Morgan

S&P 500 Sectors Announced Buybacks

S&P 500 Sectors Announced Buybacks This chart puts into perspective announced share buybacks by sector in the United States. Image: Deutsche Bank Asset Allocation

Cumulative S&P 500 Buybacks 2009-2019

Cumulative S&P 500 Buybacks 2009-2019 Are buybacks driving the show? Thanks to tax cuts and low interest rates, corporate stock buybacks are booming. Over the past decade, S&P 500 companies bought back $5 trillion shares, while cumulative flows from households and foreigners are only a drop in the bucket. But what would happend if companies reinvested instead…

S&P 500 Use of Cash and Buybacks

S&P 500 Use of Cash and Buybacks This chart shows that buybacks account for the largest share of cash spending by companies in the S&P 500. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

What if Companies Paid Dividends Instead of Buybacks?

What if Companies Paid Dividends Instead of Buybacks? The S&P 500 Total Return (dividends reinvested) would have been 10% lower if buybacks subbed with dividends. But, are stock buybacks a good thing for shareholders? Yes, if done at a price below the intrinsic value of the company. Buybacks are a good substitute for dividends, because…