Financial services among key DJIA drivers in 2012

Financial services, along with Consumer Services and Industrials, was a key driver of returns from the Dow Jones Industrial Average index through 2012, according to analysis from S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Also notable is the effect of dividends. Currently all 30 constituents of the index pay cash dividends, ranging from Bank of America’s 0.34% to AT&T’s 5.22%.

S&P DJI’s analysts calculate that 3% of last year’s 10.24% total return was driven by dividends reinvested into the market.

To view the full analysis document click here: [asset_library_tag 6212,DJIA 2012 Year in Review]

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