A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Dillard's Inc. (Symbol: DDS) is the #109 broker analyst pick among those stocks screened by The Online Investor for strong stock buyback activity. To make that list, a stock must have repurchased at least 5% of its outstanding shares over the trailing twelve month period. In forming the rank, the analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses were tallied, and averaged; then, the list of stocks with strong buyback activity was ranked according to those averages.
DDS operates in the Department Stores sector, among companies like Walmart Inc ( WMT ) which is up about 1% today, and Costco Wholesale Corp ( COST ) trading up by about 0.4%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of DDS, versus WMT and COST.
DDS is currently trading up about 0.3% midday Friday.