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Second-Quarter 2015 Corporate Buyback Scorecard; 151–200

The table below ranks the 284 companies in the S&P 500 that bought back at least 4 percent of their shares from June 30, 2013, through June 30, 2015. 151-200

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The table below ranks the 284 companies in the S&P 500 that bought back at least 4 percent of their shares from June 30, 2013, through June 30, 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
Company Industry Market
Capitalization
$ Total
Buyback
$ Total
Buyback
/ Market Cap
Buyback
Strategy
Buyback
Effectiveness
Buyback ROI
Average$49,337$3,6929.5%17.8%-3.2%14.2%
Median$22,959$1,9087.6%17.9%-3.7%14.9%
151Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Consumer Services 13,857 2,124 15.317.8-4.312.7
152The TJX Cos.Retailing 45,021 3,3457.417.4-4.112.6
153General MillsFood, Beverage and Tobacco 33,214 2,907 8.810.12.212.5
154Capital One Financial Corp.Diversified Financials 48,069 4,237 8.821.4-7.712.1
155The Priceline Group Retailing 59,684 2,197 3.725.0-10.312.0
156State Street Corp.Diversified Financials 31,699 3,990 12.613.7-1.711.7
157PepsicoFood, Beverage and Tobacco 137,775 9,115 6.611.30.311.6
158Torchmark Corp.Insurance7,34289712.217.9-5.611.3
159Expeditors International of Washington Transportation 8,819 97911.113.8-2.311.2
160Ecolab Materials33,6681,2873.818.0-5.811.2
161Union Pacific Corp.Transportation 83,809 6,215 7.419.9-7.610.8
162Nielsen Holdings Commercial and Professional Services 16,478 797 4.816.6-5.010.8
163Verizon Communications Telecommunication Services 190,098 5,074 2.72.38.110.6
164International Paper Co.Materials 20,124 1,137 5.610.30.310.6
165The Dow Chemical Co.Materials 58,993 4,920 8.328.0-13.710.5
166L-3 Communications HoldingsCapital Goods 9,338 1,780 19.121.8-9.310.4
167E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.Materials 57,890 2,353 4.118.8-7.110.3
168Omnicom Group Media 16,977 1,489 8.813.9-3.310.1
169Johnson Controls Automobiles and Components 32,434 2,249 6.922.1-9.810.1
170Varian Medical SystemsHealthcare Equipment and Services 8,416 1,052 12.514.3-4.09.7
171U.S. Bancorp Banks 76,950 4,452 5.815.5-5.39.4
172Rockwell Automation Capital Goods 16,773 9745.820.6-9.39.4
173Seagate TechnologyTechnology Hardware and Equipment 15,076 2,999 19.921.3-9.99.3
174Western Digital Corp.Technology Hardware and Equipment 18,108 1,786 9.929.9-16.09.2
175eBaySoftware and Services 73,181 4,402 6.04.94.19.2
176Citrix SystemsSoftware and Services 11,246 2,118 18.81.57.69.2
177The Chubb Corp.Insurance 21,859 2,825 12.98.50.59.0
178Urban Outfitters Retailing 4,485 88819.8-3.212.48.9
179General Motors Co.Automobiles and Components 52,989 7,714 14.68.60.18.6
180CH Robinson Worldwide Transportation 9,099 94010.39.4-0.78.6
181Amgen Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Life Sciences 116,725 1,0780.926.6-14.28.6
182Citigroup Banks 167,606 4,672 2.86.51.78.3
183General Electric Co.Capital Goods 267,717 6,998 2.612.0-3.38.2
184Intel Corp.Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment 144,289 14,055 9.720.9-10.68.0
185Deere & Co.Capital Goods 32,402 5,345 16.55.22.68.0
186DENTSPLY International Healthcare Equipment and Services 7,207 3184.412.0-3.77.9
187MetLifeInsurance 62,475 2,000 3.216.47.57.7
188Comerica Banks 9,135 5205.716.1-7.57.4
189PulteGroupConsumer Durables and Apparel 7,347 6969.50.06.96.9
190CenturyLinkTelecommunication Servicess 16,563 1,646 9.92.93.96.9
191Colgate-Palmolive Co..Household and Personal Products 59,168 3,047 5.19.3-2.36.7
192Merck & Co. Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Life Sciences 160,840 9,838 6.115.8-7.96.6
193Symantec Corp. Software and Services 15,827 9656.14.52.06.6
194Unum GroupInsurance 8,920 6377.114.2-6.76.5
195Bed Bath & Beyond Retailing 11,817 3,596 30.42.53.56.1
196Kimberly-Clark Corp. Household and Personal Products 38,584 2,462 6.49.7-3.36.1
197Assurant Insurance 4,550 60313.217.3-9.75.9
198ACE Ltd.Insurance 33,208 2,254 6.812.3-5.75.9
199Norfolk Southern Corp. Transportation 26,632 1,396 5.215.6-8.75.6
200Bank of America Corp. Banks 178,746 4,667 2.614.4-7.75.6
Source: Fortuna Advisors Analysis using data from the Capital IQ database. Financial Data from June 2013 to June 2015. Includes the 488 members of the current S&P 500 that were public for the full period. Market Capitalization as of: 06/30/2015. Companies included here if $ Total Buyback / Market Capitalization is greater than 4% or if $ Total Buyback is greater than $1 billion..


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