The S&P 500® Dividend Aristocrats® Index, constructed and maintained by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, targets companies that are currently members of the S&P 500®, have increased dividend payments each year for at least 25 years, and meet certain market capitalization and liquidity requirements. The index contains a minimum of 40 stocks, which are equally weighted, and no single sector is allowed to comprise more than 30% of the index weight. The index is rebalanced each January, April, July and October, with an annual reconstitution during the January rebalance. Visit S&P Dow Jones Indices to learn more about the index methodology.
Fundamentals as of 9/30/14
|Total Number of Companies||54|
|Dividend Yield (%)||2.30|
|Average Index Market Capitalization||$60.13 billion|
Index Holdings Information as of 9/30/14
|Top 10 Index Companies||Weight|
|Family Dollar Stores Inc.||2.28%|
|Lowe's Cos. Inc.||2.05%|
|Cardinal Health Inc.||1.95%|
|Hormel Foods Corp.||1.94%|
|Index Sector Weightings §||Weight|
§ Sum of weightings may not equal 100% due to rounding.