Growth of $100 (10 years as of 6/30/2020)
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Note: Not annualized if less than one year.
Parentheses represent negative performance data.
|American International Group Inc||AIG|
|British American Tobacco PLC||BTI|
|Citizens Financial Group Inc||CFG|
|Columbia Banking System Inc||COLB|
|Eaton Vance Corp||EV|
|First BanCorp/Puerto Rico||FBP|
|First Horizon National Corp||FNF|
|First Interstate BancSystem Inc||FIBK|
|Fifth Third Bancorp||FITB|
|General Dynamics Corp||GD|
|W R Grace & Co||GRA|
|Huntington Bancshares Inc/OH||HBAN|
|Home BancShares Inc/AR||HOMB|
|Interpublic Group of Cos Inc/The||IPG|
|Altria Group Inc||MO|
|Omnicom Group Inc||OMC|
|Radian Group Inc||RDN|
|Silicon Motion Technology Corp||SIMO|
|Tyson Foods Inc||TSN|
|Webster Financial Corp||WBS|
|Walker & Dunlop Inc||WD|
|Wintrust Financial Corp||WTFC|
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About This Index
The Miller/Howard Strategic Dividend Index seeks to capture and distill all we have learned over nearly a quarter century of active management of dividend companies. Our strategic, rules-based index is created to enhance current passive approaches to asset allocation, going beyond market exposure by applying persistent, strategic factors we have observed and confirmed through our active management. We seek to find and retain the "good," as opposed to cap-weighted indexes, which in our view hold the good, the bad, and the ugly—by their very nature and definition.
The Miller/Howard Strategic Dividend Index is a composite of 30 publicly traded equities that provide above-average dividend yields and dividend growth, and are equal weighted based on certain quantitative fundamental factors.
- Dividend Yield
- Asset Valuation
- Estimated Growth of Yield
Key Ranking Factors
The index is premised on the assumption that certain observable fundamental factors influence the overall performance and growth of stocks with above-average dividend yields.
- Dividend Yield. must fall within deciles 7-10 of the investable universe. The 350 lowest yielding stocks from this universe are selected, reducing the impact of the highest yielding stocks on the portfolio.
- Asset Valuation. From the resultant 350 stocks, the 300 stocks with the lowest market valuation are selected using the company's stated book value.
- Profitability. From the resultant 300 stocks, the 150 most profitable companies are selected based on estimated Return on Invested Capital, adjusted by valuation.
- Estimated Growth of Yield. The estimated 3-year dividend growth rate is added to the current indicated yield and the top 50 companies with the highest combined number is selected. The bottom 45 stocks in the ranking for yield plus growth of yield are selected to reduce anomalies and database errors.
- Momentum. The final rank seeks to capture the "momentum effect" by selecting the 35 stocks with the highest 26-week total return. Here again, outliers are reduced by selecting the 30 stocks with the lowest 26-week total return.
- Must be listed on the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ.
- It must have paid quarterly dividends in two previous quarters.
- No dividend decrease in the past twelve months.
- It must be a corporation or ADR.
- MLPs and REITs are excluded.
- Market capitalization of over $1 billion.
- Above certain three-month average daily trading volume thresholds.
- Must have a positive Book Value per Share.