GS: Buybacks Are Falling Out Of Favor, Buy DividendsRupert Hargreaves
According to Goldman Sachs’s US Weekly Kickstart research booklet, investors are beginning to reverse the long-term trend of rewarding firms spending cash to repurchase shares, as corporate debt levels soar and equity valuations trade close to all-time highs.
This conclusion is based on the performance of Goldman Sachs’ ‘buyback basket’ of stocks, which has returned 5% year-to-date compared to 7% for the S&P 500.
Buybacks are underperforming
The performance . . .
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