ETF Spotlight on SPDR S&P Dividend (NYSEArca: SDY), part of a weekly series.

Assets: $1.3 billion

Objective: Tracks the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index (SPHYDATR), which consists of the 50 highest dividend yielding companies in the S&P Composite 1500 Index

Holdings: Top holdings include Integrys Energy Group (NYSE: TEG), Eli Lilly and Compan (NYSE: LLY) and Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI)

What You Should Know

  • Dividend aristocrats are a special class of dividend-yielding companies in the S&P 500: they have increased dividend payouts to shareholders every year for the last 25 years
  • The yield on SDY is 3.8%
  • It’s one of the top performing dividend ETFs year-to-date, up 3.4%
  • The top sector weights are: utilities, 24.5%; consumer staples, 16.3%; industrials, 12.9%; and financials, 10.4%

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The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation for any product.