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Buyback Leaders

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Amidst an uncertain economic environment over the last few years, US companies accumulated high levels of cash as they cut R&D, capital expenditures, and hiring.[1] With an improved economic outlook there has been increased pressure on firms from shareholders to return that cash to shareholders – either directly through dividends or nominally via stock repurchases[2]. Buybacks offer companies and shareholders many potential benefits: They provide a flexible approach for management to return surplus funds during times of market weakness, they have instilled a vote of confidence in a company’s performance, and they can boost earnings per share[1] by reducing the total number of shares outstanding. Some investors also believe management is also signaling that a company’s stock is cheap at current valuations.[3] And buybacks are clearly on the upswing: S&P 500 companies have purchased more than $415 billion of their own stock in the 12 months prior September 2013.[4] See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
26.5% Consumer Discretionary 22.8%
6.2% 8xxxx 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxxx 8 8 88.8%
5.8% 8xxx 8xxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
4.2% 8xxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxxx 8 8xxxxx 8xxxx 8xxxx 88.8%
3.8% 8xxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
3.5% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
2.9% 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxxx 8xx 8xx 88.8%
21.2% Financials 17.4%
9.8% CIT Group Inc (DEL) CIT 22.7%
5.4% 8xxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 8xxxx 8 8xx 88.8%
3.5% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 88.8%
2.5% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
11.5% Health Care 33.3%
6.3% Mallinckrodt plc MNK 69.4%
5.2% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxx 88.8%
10.4% Utilities 6.0%
10.4% MDU Resources Group Inc. MDU 6.0%
9.2% Information Technology 6.3%
5.2% 8xxxx 8xxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.9% 8x 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
5.7% Materials 1.5%
5.7% 8xxxxx 8xx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
5.6% Industrials 22.5%
5.6% 8xxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
3.7% Consumer Staples 37.8%
3.7% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
3.5% Energy 43.3%
3.5% 8xxx 8xxx 8xxx 8xxxx 8 8xxx 88.8%
2.7% Real Estate 11.0%
2.7% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxxx 8xxx 88.8%

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