Buying back stock...
The more they buy back, the more of the company we end up owning
Company
Shares 2002
Shares 2010
% of shares
bought back
since 2002
Home Depot
2.29 billion
1.63 billion
29%
Cisco Systems
7.30 billion
5.66 billion
23%
Target
909.8 million
708.0 million
22%
Kimberly Clark
510.8 million
406.9 million
20%
Automatic Data
616.3 million
492.0 million
20%
Microsoft
10.72 billion
8.67 billion
19%
Darden Restaurants
172.1 million
144.6 million
16%
Intel
6.57 billion
5.57 billion
15%
Medtronic
1.2 billion
1.07 billion
12%