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3 Stocks Going All Out on Stock Buybacks

These three companies alone shelled out $55B to buy back their own shares in the past year

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#2: Apple

AppleLogo 185Cash Spent on Buybacks (TTM): $18 billion
Change in Shares Outstanding: -3.1%
Dividend Yield: 2.6%
Dividends Paid: $10.3 billion

Apple (AAPL), the world’s biggest company, started returning some of its gargantuan cash pile to shareholders only last year — but it did so in a big way. It’s a bittersweet change, however, signaling that the company’s days of outsized growth are over.

AAPL generated a total return of more than 4,000% over the last decade. Now that it’s paying dividends and buying stock, sure, it can still be a market-beater — but more muted gains almost certainly lay ahead.

Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2013/09/3-top-stocks-for-share-buybacks/.

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