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First-Quarter 2015 Corporate Buyback Scorecard; 201-250

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The table below ranks the 276 companies in the S&P 500 that bought back at least 4 percent of their shares from March 31, 2013, through March 31, 2015. The companies are ranked according to their return on investment from these repurchases. As calculated by Fortuna Advisors, a New York City-based consultancy that compiled the data for Institutional Investor, buyback ROI measures the overall rate of return of buybacks, based on the internal rate of return of the cash flows associated with them. Buyback strategy tracks the performance of the underlying stock in terms of annualized total shareholder return. Once Fortuna determines buyback ROI and buyback strategy, buyback effectiveness can then be calculated as simply the difference between the two, determined as compounded return.

How the S&P 500 Stack Up
as Stock Repurchasers 1—50 | 51—100 | 101—150 | 151—200 | 201—250 | 251—276
Company Industry Market
Capitalization
$ Total
Buyback
$ Total
Buyback
/ Market Cap
Buyback
Strategy
Buyback
Effectiveness
Buyback ROI
 Average $48,969$3,6999.2%20.8%-3.9%16.3%
 Median $24,408 $1,9497.7%20.1%-3.6%16.5%
201The Coca-Cola Co.Food, Beverage and Tobacco177,142 8,125 4.67.7-1.75.9
202Deere & Co.Capital Goods29,770 5,148 17.31.74.15.8
203Kellogg Co.Food, Beverage and Tobacco23,491 1,4756.37.5-1.75.7
204The Mosaic Co.Materials16,851 2,896 17.2-8.114.85.6
205Capital One Financial Corp.Diversified Financials43,308 3,613 8.320.2-12.25.5
206Tenet Healthcare Corp.Healthcare Equipment and Services4,909 3006.18.5-3.05.3
207Parker-Hannifin Corp.Capital Goods16,921 1,6039.516.0-9.35.2
208Twenty-First Century FoxMedia71,182 8,748 12.318.4-11.64.7
209General Electric Co.Capital Goods249,775 10,865 4.38.3-3.54.6
210Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Consumer Services14,336 2,027 14.117.2-10.84.5
211Unum GroupInsurance8,481 6327.518.6-11.94.4
212American International GroupInsurance74,184 6,897 9.320.2-13.54.0
213LyondellBasell IndustriesMaterials41,880 7,23017.320.4-13.73.9
214Tyco InternationalCommercial and Professional Services18,087 2,350 13.019.0-13.62.8
215Franklin ResourcesDiversified Financials31,912 1,143 3.67.7-4.92.4
216Prudential Financial Insurance36,475 2,641 7.221.5-15.82.3
217The GapRetailing18,145 2,332 12.913.8-10.32.1
218QUALCOMM Technology Hardware and Equipment114,380 12,520 10.95.9-3.62.1
219Praxair Materials34,847 1,537 4.47.8-5.32.0
220AT&T Telecommunication Services169,459 8,734 5.22.8-0.81.9
221Citigroup Banks156,360 3,301 2.18.3-6.01.8
222ComericaBanks8,036 5436.815.7-12.11.7
223Citrix SystemsSoftware and Services10,208 2,111 20.7-6.99.11.6
224American Express Co.Diversified Financials79,343 8,376 10.616.8-13.21.4
225McDonald's Corp. Consumer Services93,651 5,243 5.63.3-1.81.4
226AFLAC Insurance28,062 2,477 8.811.7-9.41.2
227Juniper NetworksTechnology Hardware and Equipment9,190 3,110 33.85.8-4.41.2
228CBS Corp.Media30,187 5,540 18.417.9-14.21.1
229Regions Financial Corp.Banks12,690 6985.511.6-9.50.9
230Fifth Third BancorpBanks15,367 2,029 13.210.9-9.20.7
231NetAppTechnology Hardware and Equipment11,055 3,047 27.66.6-6.20.0
232Harley-DavidsonAutomobiles and Components12,816 1,161 9.111.2-10.4-0.3
233FLIR SystemsTechnology Hardware and Equipment4,374 1934.413.3-12.0-0.3
234The Dow Chemical Co.Materials55,274 5,000 9.023.4-19.3-0.5
235Philip Morris InternationalFood, Beverage and Tobacco116,693 8,392 7.2-0.8-0.6-1.4
236The ADT Corp.Commercial and Professional Services7,106 1,989 28.0-9.67.8-2.6
237Exxon Mobil Corp.Energy356,549 25,341 7.12.4-5.2-2.9
238Teradata Corp.Software and Services6,540 1,109 17.0-16.115.7-2.9
239W.W. GraingerCapital Goods15,835 1,044 6.66.0-9.2-3.8
240Ford Motor Co.Automobiles and Components64,154 2,167 3.412.5-14.6-3.9
241Emerson Electric Co. Capital Goods38,796 3,238 8.34.2-8.7-4.8
242United RentalsCapital Goods8,835 1,041 11.831.6-28.0-5.2
243SchlumbergerEnergy106,628 6,292 5.96.0-11.1-5.7
244Dover Corp. Capital Goods11,083 9708.811.9-15.8-5.8
245GameStop Corp.Retailing4,091 56413.827.1-26.2-6.2
246Scripps Networks InteractiveMedia9,027 1,596 17.79.5-14.6-6.5
247Halliburton Co.Energy37,284 37,284 13.73.6-10.4-7.2
248Flowserve Corp. Capital Goods7,610 6298.35.5-12.3-7.5
249Eastman Chemical Co.Materials10,318 6526.32.3-10.5-8.4
250Chevron Corp.Energy197,381 7,879 4.0-0.7-7.7-8.4
Source: Fortuna Advisors Analysis using data from the Capital IQ database. Financial Data from March 2013 to March 2015. Includes the 492 members of the current S&P 500 that were public for the full period. Market Capitalization as of: 03/31/2015. Companies included here if $ Total Buyback / Market Capitalization is greater than 4% or if $ Total Buyback is greater than $1 billion..