With S&P 500 companies retiring 8B shares through buybacks in the 18 months to October 2012,...

|By:, SA News Editor

With S&P 500 companies retiring 8B shares through buybacks in the 18 months to October 2012, EPS figures are likely to get a surprisingly strong boost. It would be surprising because, as Robert Baird's Brian Rauscher says, analysts don't often factor in stock repurchases when making their forecasts.