Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Dividend Payers Outperform Non Payers In 2007

The dividend paying stocks in the S&P 500 Index outperformed their non paying counterparts in 2007. The "average" return for the dividend payers equaled .73% versus a negative -.77% for the non payers. The capitalization weighted return for the index, 5.49%, resulted in outperformance versus both the payers and non payers though.

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