Monday, January 24, 2005

Taking Pulse of S&P 500 Index

  • Out of 500 stocks that make up S&P 500 index, 123 pay no dividend at all.
  • 108 stocks have dividend yield less than 1%.
  • 132 stocks have dividend yield between 1% and 1.99%.
  • 61 stocks have dividend yield between 2% and 2.99%.
  • 40 stocks have dividend yield between 3% and 3.99%.
  • 26 stocks have dividend yield between 4% and 4.99%.
  • 12 stocks have dividend yield of 5% or more.
  • The highest dividend honors goes to Equity Office Property Trust (Symbol: EOP) with 6.90%. The second and third highest yielding companies are Apartment Investment and Management Co. (Symbol: AIV) and General Motors (Symbol: GM) with dividend yields of 6.60% and 5.60% respectively.
  • The stock with highest revenue per annum is Wal-Mart (Symbol: WMT) with $278.5 Billion, while the stock with lowest revenue per annum is Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Symbol: AMCC) with $214 Million.
  • The company with highest number of employees is Wal-Mart (Symbol: WMT) with roughly 1.5 Million, while available data indicates that the Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (Symbol: ABK) has just 407 employees.
  • What about the revenue per employee? Each employee of Fannie Mae accounts for $10,402,000 in revenue, which is the highest revenue per employee among the S&P 500 companies. The lowest revenue-per-employee company is Yum! Brands (Symbol: YUM), with each employee generating only $34,000 in revenues.
  • Even though the Ambac Financial Group, Inc. has the fewest employees, they are the most profitable employees. They each generate $1,706,000 in profits for the company. The second most profitable employees sit in the offices of Fannie Mae and they each generate $1,521,000 in profits for their employer.

Disclaimer: The numbers provided here are for general information purposes only. No investing descisions should be made based on the information provided here. The stock screener tools at www.MoneyCentral.com and http://finance.yahoo.com were used to gather the information specified above.

1 comment:

Diwakar said...

Great info!