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 » Business & Finance Investing

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 » Business & Finance Investing

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 » Business & Finance Investing

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 » Business & Finance Investing

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 » Business & Finance Investing

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 » Business & Finance Investing

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 »