Dividend Market Data

The following gauges display the dividends per share for the three major U.S. indices. The data is updated daily. Scroll over for more information.

The following bubble chart represents the top 50 dividend payers in the S&P 500. The data is updated daily. Scroll over for more information. Scroll over a year to select that year.

The first interactive chart (“S&P 500 Dividend Growth vs. Price”) compares dividend growth to stock price growth for the S&P 500, DOW 30, and NASDAQ-100 (starting January 2000). Data frequency is daily, and the S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 data is updated daily, while the DOW 30 data is updated monthly. The second interactive chart (“U.S. Dividend Payers by Index”) breaks down dividend payers by index and by sector. The data is updated daily.

The following interactive chart displays the annual dividend growth for the three major U.S. indices. Some notable stats:
S&P 500: From 1973 through 2016, dividend growth delivered positive returns in 41 out of 44 calendar years (93% of the time).
NASDAQ-100: From 2000 through 2016, dividends grew at an annualized rate of nearly 27% due to contributions from existing payers and initiators like Apple and Microsoft, now the two biggest payers in the index.
DOW 30: All 30 members of the index pay dividends.
Data frequency is monthly, and the data is updated annually.

Source: Bloomberg, Compustat, Reality Shares Research

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