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Share-shrinking stocks expand returns: Strategist

A Home Depot store in Laguna Hills, California.
Scott Mlyn | CNBC
A Home Depot store in Laguna Hills, California.

Citi Research's Tobias Levkovich wrote in a note to clients about a simple strategy that beats the market big time: Buy companies that shrink their outstanding share count year after year through repurchases.

Here's how it works and some of the stocks that fit the strategy now:

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