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Chart Of The Day: S&P 500 Sector Buybacks

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In the last five-years, the US corporate sector has gone aggressive in terms of share buybacks with $2.3 trillion worth buybacks during this period.

The chart below shows the sectors that have contributed the most to the buyback spree in these five years.

SP 500 Sector Buybacks 5-Years


In terms of buyback yield (LTM ended September 2015), the industrials sector has a yield of 4.33% followed by 4.15% for the IT sector and 4.01% for the consumer discretionary sector.

The lowest buyback yield is from the utilities sector (0.6%) followed by yield of 1.36% from the telecommunication sector and yield of 1.95% from the energy sector.

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