For the first time in more than a decade! The U.S. Listed companies are selling more shares than they are buying back.
According to the Wall Street Journal, since the financial crisis in 2008, the bull market in the United States has been largely attributed to large-scale repurchases of listed companies. For every dollar of stock that was issued, bought back for $3. The repurchase amount decreased for the first time this year.
Active share repurchase by listed companies can boost stock market confidence one the one hand. On the other hand, it also reduces the number of shares outstanding in the market, which contributes to an increase in earnings per share year by year, even when incomes have not changed much.