Top 10 stocks in the DJ Canada Select Dividend Index

The Dow Jones Select Dividend Index family of indices measures contain the top dividend paying stocks at the regional, country and global levels. One of the country-specific dividend index in this family is the DJ Canada Select Dividend Index. The main features of this index are:

  • Thirty stocks are selected to the index annually based on dividend yield, subject to screening and buffering criteria.
  • Components are weighted by indicated annual dividend.

In 2008, this index was down 30.80%. As of September 30th, the index has gained nearly 34%. The 5-year average annual total return is around 8%. The current dividend yield is 4.52%. The index is heavily concentrated with financials making up for nearly 72% of the portfolio.

The Top 10 holdings in the DJ Canada Select Dividend Index are:

1. National Bank of Canada
2. Bank of Montreal – BMO
3. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce – CM
4. Toronto-Dominion Bank – TD
5. Royal bank of Canada – RY
6. Bank of Novo Scotia – BNS
7. IGM Financial
8. Manitoba Telecom Services
9. TMX Group Inc
10.A.G.F. Management Ltd. Cl B NV

Related ETF: The iShares CDN Dividend Index Fund (XDV.TO) replicates the performance of Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index(SM). This ETF has an asset base of C$ 388M.

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