Tuesday, January 02, 2007

S&P 500: Dividend Information by Sector

Within the S&P 500 Index, the companies in the financial sector contribute a great deal to the dividend composition of the Index:

  • 98.8% of the companies in the financial sector pay a dividend (77 out of 78 companies).
  • dividend paying issues account for 99.7% of the financial sector market value.
  • the dividend paying stocks in the financial sector account for 28.7% of the dividend contribution of the Index
  • the telecommunications sector carries the highest yield at 3.84%
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