If every era of investing can be characterized by a few select themes, then the current one can surely be noted by a stunning rise in corporate cash balances. Many companies have spent the past few years in cash-generating mode, yet they have seen few opportunities to invest that cash into acquisitions or stepped-up capital spending. As a result, with ever-rising cash balances, many of these firms are looking to re-acquire their own company stock.
Earlier this month, I profiled 10 mid-cap and large-cap companies that had recently announced plans for major stock buybacks. You should visit Insider Monkey for the complete listing of the small-cap stocks with aggressive plans.