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.
Surprising Earnings Growth Seen for Fourth Quarter
"Upbeat fourth-quarter results would bolster expectations for a strong rebound in earnings in 2021."
Tesla’s S&P 500 Entry to Spark Trading Surge
“The index has never added such an immensely large stock at the same time that options volumes and open interest are at record highs.”
Why Tesla Puts The S&P Selection Committee ‘In a Real Bind’
Even a relatively mild decline in demand could easily push Tesla back into negative income territory.
More CEOs Must Retain Equity Awards Post-Vesting
If current trends hold, eventually stock-retention requirements for CEOs may be almost as universal as equity ownership requirements.
Buybacks on Pace to Hit Record Level in 2019
The buyback boom is raising concerns as companies are returning more cash to shareholders than they are generating in free cash flow.
Audit Committees Say More About Auditor Choices
Public companies' most recent proxy statements contain more disclosure from their audit committees about the selection and oversight of external auditors.
Latest Wall Street Slide Indicates Market Correction
"This is a correction. The question is does it lead to a bear market," says one money manager.
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.
Do We Remember How to Grow?
What does your capital deployment strategy say about your growth expectations?
Corporate Profits Climb 0.5% in 4th Quarter
The gain was the third in four quarters but some analysts are cutting back their forecasts for S&P 500 earnings for the first quarter.