Despite the rally, a sharp drop in share repurchases suggests that the bull market may not have much room to grow. Investors may be surprised just how much stock buybacks have contributed to Wall Street’s gains in the last five years.
Dow Spikes; S&P 500, Nasdaq Follow
All of Wall Street’s major indexes reported firm gains Wednesday, mirroring a strong pre-market for Dow futures. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 229.44 points, or 0.88%, to 26,191.88.
The broad S&P 500 Index of large-cap stocks advanced 0.76% to 2,922.7.
Surging technology shares propelled the Nasdaq Composite Index sharply higher. The tech-laden benchmark rose 0.81% to 8,013.3.
Share Repurchases Hit 18-Month Low
Companies in the S&P 500 are buying back their shares at…
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Author: Sam Bourgi