Thursday, September 23, 2010

Will Dividend Increases Follow An Increase In Stock Buybacks?

As I noted in an earlier post, recently released data by Standard & Poor's shows companies have increased their stock buyback activity in the 2nd quarter of 2010. S&P reported a YOY 220% increase in Q2 2010 buybacks. During this same time period, dividend increases have equaled 5.9%. Given this improved buyback activity at HORAN Capital Advisors, we believe companies that exhibit stong cash flow will also begin rewarding their shareholders with increased dividend payments as the economy gains a firmer footing.
From The Blog of HORAN Capital Advisors