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Dividend Payers In S&P 500 Index Continue To Grow
Howard Silverblatt, Senior Index Analyst for S&P Dow Jones Indices, recently noted the number of dividend payers in the S&P 500 Index has grown to 402 companies. This number reaches a level last seen in 1999. For 2012, thirteen companies have initiated dividend payments to date....
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Interestingly, the market's recovery since the March 9th low is following a similar path as 10 prior bear market recoveries. These recoveries occurred after so called waterfall declines. This post details where the market might be based on technical analysis of these prior bear recoveries.
The market's recent move higher since March 9th has certainly been impressive. A number of technical indicators are supporting this positive trend; however, volume continues in a downtrend. The more pronounced volume decline can be seen on the below chart of the weekly S&P 500 Index ($INX), keeping in mind this past week was a holiday shortened one.
Stimulus Coupled With Strong Stock Market Performance Creates Bullish Outlook
Yesterday, Standard & Poor's announced Liz Claiborne (LIZ) will be removed from the S&P 500 Index after the close of trading on December 1, 2008. Replacing Liz Claiborne is Dun & Bradstreet (DNB). Liz Claiborne drops down to the S&P Smallcap 600 Index. Retail stocks have seen their market capitalization shrink due to an underperforming consumer.