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Basic Info

The S&P 500 Dividend Yield, as calculated by the S&P 500 Dividends Per share TTM divided by the S&P 500 close price for the month, reflects the dividend-only return on the S&P 500 index. The S&P 500 index is a basket of 500 large US stocks, weighted by market cap, and is the most widely followed index representing the US stock market. After the financial crisis of 2008 the yield value decreased from a peak of 3.86% in 2008, to hovering around 2%, on average, for the next 10 years.

S&P 500 Dividend Yield is at 1.75%, compared to 1.71% last month and 1.92% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 1.87%.

Stats

Last Value 1.75%
Latest Period Sep 2020
Last Updated Oct 8 2020, 11:01 EDT
Long Term Average 1.87%
Average Growth Rate 3.16%
Value from 1 Year Ago 1.92%
Change from 1 Year Ago -8.96%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment N/A
Formula S&P 500 Dividends Per Share TTM * 100.00 / S&P 500

Historical Data

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Date Value
September 30, 2020 1.75%
August 31, 2020 1.71%
July 31, 2020 1.82%
June 30, 2020 1.93%
May 31, 2020 1.96%
April 30, 2020 2.05%
March 31, 2020 2.31%
February 29, 2020 1.97%
January 31, 2020 1.81%
December 31, 2019 1.80%
November 30, 2019 1.82%
October 31, 2019 1.88%
September 30, 2019 1.92%
August 31, 2019 1.92%
July 31, 2019 1.88%
June 30, 2019 1.91%
May 31, 2019 2.00%
April 30, 2019 1.86%
March 31, 2019 1.94%
February 28, 2019 1.93%
January 31, 2019 1.99%
December 31, 2018 2.14%
November 30, 2018 1.90%
October 31, 2018 1.93%
September 30, 2018 1.80%
Date Value
August 31, 2018 1.76%
July 31, 2018 1.81%
June 30, 2018 1.88%
May 31, 2018 1.85%
April 30, 2018 1.89%
March 31, 2018 1.89%
February 28, 2018 1.80%
January 31, 2018 1.73%
December 31, 2017 1.83%
November 30, 2017 1.82%
October 31, 2017 1.87%
September 30, 2017 1.91%
August 31, 2017 1.91%
July 31, 2017 1.91%
June 30, 2017 1.95%
May 31, 2017 1.92%
April 30, 2017 1.95%
March 31, 2017 1.96%
February 28, 2017 1.93%
January 31, 2017 2.01%
December 31, 2016 2.04%
November 30, 2016 2.05%
October 31, 2016 2.12%
September 30, 2016 2.08%
August 31, 2016 2.05%

Basic Info

The S&P 500 Dividend Yield, as calculated by the S&P 500 Dividends Per share TTM divided by the S&P 500 close price for the month, reflects the dividend-only return on the S&P 500 index. The S&P 500 index is a basket of 500 large US stocks, weighted by market cap, and is the most widely followed index representing the US stock market. After the financial crisis of 2008 the yield value decreased from a peak of 3.86% in 2008, to hovering around 2%, on average, for the next 10 years.

S&P 500 Dividend Yield is at 1.75%, compared to 1.71% last month and 1.92% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 1.87%.

Stats

Last Value 1.75%
Latest Period Sep 2020
Last Updated Oct 8 2020, 11:01 EDT
Long Term Average 1.87%
Average Growth Rate 3.16%
Value from 1 Year Ago 1.92%
Change from 1 Year Ago -8.96%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment N/A
Formula S&P 500 Dividends Per Share TTM * 100.00 / S&P 500