Buybacks ETF Overview

Buyback ETFs represent companies that are buying back their shares on the investment thesis that companies that do so have a greater chance of share price appreciation. These ETFs usually track a market-cap-weighted index of U.S. firms that repurchased at least 5% of their shares in the previous 12 months.

With 2 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Buybacks ETFs have total assets under management of $1.37B. The average expense ratio is 0.59%. Buybacks ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Buybacks ETF is the Invesco BuyBack Achievers ETF PKW with $1.27B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Buybacks ETF was PKW at -8.08%. The most recent ETF launched in the Buybacks space was the Invesco International BuyBack Achievers ETF IPKW on 02/27/14.

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