Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Dividend Payers Underperform In February

The dividend paying stocks in the S&P 500 Index underperformed the non-payers in the index in February. The dividend payers returned -3.12% while the non-payers returned -2.42%. However, on a 12-month basis, the payers outperformed the non-payers, -8.32% versus -10.53%, respectively.

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dividend payers versus non payers performance February 29, 2008

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