Ghost of Igloi wrote:
From S&P, the actual data in regards to share count:
Issues with diluted share counts for Q4 2015 and Q4 2014 EPS (full reporting lags the releases) -> Therefore adding at least a 4% tailwind to their current EPS
Companies 480 out of S&P 500
Q4,'15 lower shares than Q3,'14: 330 companies or 68.75%
"on our way to an 8th quarter of at least 20% doing share count reduction"
well ok but I was questioning M's claim that buybacks were 'accelerating'
I believe, with low confidence, that they are not.