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The S&P 500 Index Paying Dividends
13. Nearly 85 percent of companies in the S&P 500 currently pay a dividend, with dividends per share (DPS) having grown 11.3 percent in the past 12 months. What’s more, FactSet analysts expect DPS to increase over 8 percent in the next 12 months, with the financial and consumer discretionary sectors to report double-digit growth.
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