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Buyback Quarterly: Q3 2016 by the Numbers [Infographic]
A look at the trends that defined share buybacks in Q3 2016.
Andrew Birstingl
on Dec 27, 2016
Q3 Cash Balance Reaches New High, Grows 7.6% to $1.5 Trillion
The top 20 companies by cash balance made up 52.5% of the aggregate cash balance for the index.
Andrew Birstingl
on Dec 21, 2016
Dividend Per Share Growth Slows for Fourth Consecutive Period
Dividends per share for the S&P 500 amounted to $44.80 for the trailing 12 months ending in Q3.
Andrew Birstingl
on Dec 20, 2016
Buybacks Decline for Second Consecutive Quarter
Companies in the S&P 500 spent $115.6 billion on share buybacks during the third quarter, the smallest quarterly total since Q1...
Andrew Birstingl
on Dec 19, 2016
Buyback Quarterly: Q2 2016 by the Numbers [Infographic]
A look at the trends that defined share buybacks in Q2 2016.
Andrew Birstingl
on Nov 22, 2016
Q2 Cash Balance Hits Second Largest Total in a Decade
The S&P 500 (Ex-Financials) cash and short-term investments balance amounted to $1.45 trillion.
Andrew Birstingl
on Sep 26, 2016
Q2 Dividends Reach Second Largest Total in 10 Years
Q2 also marked the tenth consecutive quarter that the trailing 12-month dividend payout for the S&P 500 index hit a new high.
Andrew Birstingl
on Sep 22, 2016
Q2 Buybacks Smallest Quarterly Total Since 2013
The Q2 decline comes during a quarter that saw the S&P 500 index hit record-high price levels.
Andrew Birstingl
on Sep 20, 2016
Cash Balance Grows 5.7% Year-Over-Year
The S&P 500's cash balance of Q1'16 represented the largest total in at least 10 years.
Andrew Birstingl
on Jun 27, 2016
Q1 Buybacks Break Post-Recession Records
Dollar-value buybacks in Q1 represented a 15.1% spending increase from Q1'15.
Andrew Birstingl
on Jun 23, 2016
Q1 DPS Growth Slows to 7.5%
While DPS for the S&P has continued to rise, it is doing so at a decreasing rate.
Andrew Birstingl
on Jun 22, 2016
S&P 500 Q4 Cash Balance Remains Near 10-Year High
The S&P 500 (ex-Financials) cash and short-term investments balance amounted to $1.44 trillion in the fourth quarter.
Andrew Birstingl
on Mar 21, 2016

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