SPGTEDUN S&P Emerging Market Dividend Opportunities Net Total Return Index

This is the total return version of SPGTEDUP. The index selects 100 stocks using the following process. Eligible stocks are screened on: 1) Profitability. Stocks must be profitable, as measured by positive earnings-per-share (EPS) before extraordinary items, over the latest 12-month period as of the rebalancing reference date. 2) Dividend Growth. Stocks must have stable or increasing three-year dividend growth. For existing index constituents, the dividend should maintain positive or stable growth. A small decline in dividend growth is allowed as long as the decline is less than 5% over the three-year period. 3) Dividend Coverage Ratio. The ratio of a stock’s Funds From Operations Per Share (FFO) to its Dividend-Per-Share (DPS) must be greater than 100%. 4) Dividend Yield. Dividend yield must be greater than the median yield in the remaining eligible universe consisting of stocks that passed all other Investability and Stability Criteria. This is screened after all other Stability Criteria for these indices are applied. The Index then selects from those stocks 100 stocks with the highest annual Risk-Adjusted Yield (RAY), which is dividend yield divided by volatility of dividend yield over the prior 36-month period.

As of 05/17/2019

Index Information
Provider:     S&P Dow Jones
Category1:  Global Equity
Category2:  Emerging markets
Category3:  Multi-cap
Currency:    USD
Inception date:  11/30/2009
Backtesting data exists:   Yes
Weighting methodology:   Dividend weighted
Number of holdings:  100
Total return version:  SPGTEDUP

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