Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Standard & Poor's Reports Jump In Stock Buybacks

Today S&P reports that stock buybacks in Q2 2010 jumped 220.9% versus the record low reached in the second quarter of 2009. On a sequential basis buybacks were up 40.5% to $77.64 billion in the second quarter of this year. Factoring in dividends, the buyback + dividend yield is 4.43% at the end of Q2 and this compares to 3.38% in Q1.

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