An S&P 500 Buyback Boom Could Be Just Around The Corner
In the first quarter of 2021, S&P 500 companies bought back stock at an annual run rate of about $712 billion.
Fed Clears Banks to Make Payouts Without Limits
The Fed's three stress tests over the past year "have confirmed that the banking system is strongly positioned to support the ongoing recovery."
Shareholder Distributions vs. Reinvestment: The Gap Grows
Although dividends and buybacks have ballooned, the data shows that S&P 1500 CFOs are still mindful of the need to reinvest.
Fed Lifts Freeze on Bank Share Repurchases
The Fed voted 4-1 to ease restrictions on buybacks and dividends it had imposed to ensure banks preserved capital amid the coronavirus pandemic.
High Court to Review Fannie-Freddie Dispute
At stake is the arrangement under which Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have transferred their profits to the Treasury Department.
Fed Clamps Down on Bank Capital Distributions
The regulator is seeking to “ensure large banks remain resilient despite the economic uncertainty" from the coronavirus pandemic.
Cyber Breaches Lead to Cutbacks in Dividends and R&D Spending
In contrast, the CEO's total pay tends to increase in the years after a publicly disclosed cyber attack, finds a new study.
Is Exxon Riding Slowly into the Sunset?
If oil prices remain at current levels, at some point bond investors may no longer be willing to support the shrinking enterprise.
In Health Care, Reinvestment Outshines Dividends, Buybacks, Debt
To drive shareholder returns in health care, CFOs should stress financial policies that build financial flexibility rather than leverage.
Sotheby’s Reshuffles Cash to Fund Share Buyback
The auction house is eliminating its dividend and repatriating foreign earnings as it increases its share repurchase program by $200 million.
Kroger Announces Stock Split, Dividend Hike
Supermarket chain's CEO says its investor-friendly moves reflect a "blockbuster" 2014 and confidence in its long-term performance.