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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
43.2% Consumer Discretionary 3.2%
7.3% Liberty Global plc Class A Ordinary Shares LBTYA 16.2%
6.7% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxx 8xx 8xxxx 88.8%
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5.9% 8xxxx 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxx 8x 8x 8 8xx 88.8%
5.5% 8xxxx 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxxx 8 8 88.8%
4.8% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxxx 8xxxx 8xxx 88.8%
4.3% 8xxx 8x 8xx 8xx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
2.0% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxxx 8xxxx 88.8%
17.5% Financials 15.4%
7.0% Citigroup Inc. C 6.7%
6.4% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
4.1% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
9.8% Real Estate 1.3%
5.1% 8x 8xxxx 8xxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
4.7% 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxxxx 8x 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxx 8xxx 88.8%
8.6% Materials 0.1%
8.6% Sealed Air Corporation SEE 0.1%
4.9% Utilities 41.8%
4.9% 8xxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
4.2% Information Technology 9.9%
4.2% 8xxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.8% Industrials 33.3%
3.8% 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
3.1% Energy 42.7%
3.1% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
3.0% Consumer Staples 34.0%
3.0% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
2.0% Health Care 8.9%
2.0% 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%

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