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."
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.
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.
NetApp Strives to Shed Hardware-only Image
The big data storage provider still sells mostly hardware but positions itself as a key player in a "hybrid cloud" world.
Accelerated Share Repurchases Help Execs, Not Investors
The increasingly popular method of buying back shares creates an immediate EPS boost that serves to help managers secure bonuses, study suggests.
Share Buybacks: Who Really Benefits?
Corporations should exist for a greater purpose than maximizing value to shareholders — and executives.
Markets Fairly Grade Share Buybacks
Instead of debating whether to ban share repurchases, we should focus on how to exclude the impact of buybacks from executive compensation.
Are Rising Dividend Payouts Backed By Cash?
“Firms are only capable of sustainably maintaining their dividend payouts provided they are generating sufficient free cash flow,” researchers contend.
Capital Gets a Reset
Among a number of capital-raising experiments, some companies are seeking investors for specific projects.
Buyback Totals Demonstrate Restraint
Second-quarter data for S&P 500 companies show a pullback in share repurchases compared with the first quarter.