Stock Buybacks Trending Lower, Except Among Financials

The latest US Federal Reserve data confirms a decided 2017 trend: Stock buybacks are generally trending down.  The latest data from the Fed confirms several data points, including that from TrimTabs and Yardeni research. But there appears to be one dissenter to the trend: financial stocks.

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