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Wall Street is sounding the alarm as a key source of stock-market buying evaporates

9 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Share buybacks - one of the stock market's strongest growth drivers - fizzled out in the second quarter of 2019 and is projected to decline further though the year and into 2020, Goldman Sachs analysts wrote.
Repurchases fell 18% year-over-year in the second quarter, and total buybacks are projected to fall 15% in 2019, according to Goldman.
Buyback programs boost share prices and earnings per share by reducing the number of shares outstanding.
While spending on buybacks is projected to slow, the analysts anticipate S&P 500 firms will boost dividend payments by 5% in 2020.
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