Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Dividend Paying Stocks In The S&P 500 Index

In a recent Bloomberg article, Phillip Cruz provides a list of the dividend yield stocks in the S&P 500 Index. The notes the list is arranged as follows:
The yield is calculated by taking the latest declared dividend, annualized and divided by the stock price. Payout ratios are calculated based on latest quarterly dividend paid divided by earnings. The data is first sorted by the industry name alphabetically and then by the yield in descending order. Dividends are paid on a quarterly basis unless noted.

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