Tuesday, December 12, 2006

S&P Increases Indicated Dividend Rate on S&P 500 Index

S&P increases the estimated 2007 dividend rate for the S&P 500 index. The new estimate is $27.35 versus the $24.63 dividend estimate for 2006. This represents a 11% YOY increase. This dividend rate would result in a payout ratio of approximately 30% based on 2007 earnings. The payout ratio in 1990 for the index was over 50%.

Source: http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/ticker/article.aspx?Feed=PR&Date=20061212&ID=6268251&Symbol=MHP

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