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 3/31/15
|Total Number of Companies||52|
|Dividend Yield (%)||2.31|
|Average Index Market Capitalization||$64.39 billion|
Index Holdings Information as of 3/31/15
|Top 10 Index Companies||Weight|
|McGraw Hill Financial Inc.||2.16%|
|Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.||2.15%|
|Cardinal Health Inc.||2.07%|
|Lowe's Companies Inc.||2.04%|
|Hormel Foods Corp.||2.04%|
|Index Sector Weightings §||Weight|
§ Sum of weightings may not equal 100% due to rounding.