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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
27.7% Consumer Discretionary 31.0%
7.9% 8xxxxxxxx 8xxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 88.8%
5.6% 8xxx 8xxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
4.7% 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8x 88.8%
3.9% 8xx 8xxx 8 8xxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.0% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxxx 8xxxx 88.8%
2.6% 8xxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
22.9% Financials 17.9%
10.2% Aon plc Class A (UK) AON 7.4%
6.8% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
4.6% 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxx 8 8xx 88.8%
1.2% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
13.3% Real Estate 6.7%
9.0% Retail Properties of America Inc. Class A RPAI 8.7%
4.3% 8x 8xxxx 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
9.9% Materials 6.1%
8.2% Sealed Air Corporation SEE 6.0%
1.7% 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
9.3% Information Technology 11.5%
5.9% 8xxxx 8xxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.4% 8x 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
7.7% Consumer Staples 28.7%
7.7% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
4.7% Industrials 45.8%
4.7% 8xxxxxxxx 8xxxx 8xxxxxxxxx 8xx 8xx 88.8%
2.4% Health Care 15.0%
2.4% 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
2.1% Energy 61.1%
2.1% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%

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