The U.S stock market averages a return rate of 11.69 percent based on Standard and Poor's 500, or S&P, a leading market index. The return rate is based on yearly averages that date back to 1926, according to leading fina... More »

The stock market year-to-date return is a metric that measures the appreciation of the value of a stock market investment since the start of the year, states Money Crashers. It is expressed as a percentage and measures f... More »

The average Seadrill Limited yearly stock dividend was 0.60 in June of 2010, 0.75 in June of 2011, 0.97 in May of 2012, 0.88 in June of 2013, and 1 in June of 2014, according to Nasdaq. A dividend is the shareholders pro... More »

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The S&P 500 stock list is available for viewing on the official Standard & Poor's website under the equities index, notes Investopedia. It is also accessible from other finance sites, such as CNN and Bloomberg. More »

The S&P 500 is a market index that uses the market-value weighted average of 500 stocks chosen by a committee, while the Nasdaq is a market index that averages the performance of all of the stocks currently traded on the... More »

Standard & Poor's introduced its S&P 500 in 1957, although the company developed its original index of 233 companies in 1923. The 1957 S&P 500 tracked the performance of 425 industrial corporations, 60 utilities and 15 r... More »

The S&P 500 index ticker symbols were first introduced on March 4, 1957, when Standard & Poor's created the index to track the performance of the stocks of 500 of the most important U.S. companies, according to Reuters. ... More »