We're running out of stock. Corporate share buyback authorizations of $208B in Q1 are the...

|By:, SA News Editor

We're running out of stock. Corporate share buyback authorizations of $208B in Q1 are the strongest (as a % of capitalization) since Birinyi Associates began tracking the data in 1985. As a percent of capitalization, HD, UPS, AXP, and TXN - with authorizations of 13-18% of the float - lead the way. Next after AMEX in the recently green-lighted banks is BAC which plans to repurchase 3.8% of its shares.