Player Avatar Dividends500 (84.39) Submitted: 3/8/2014 9:15:20 PM : Outperform Start Price: $71.77 NKE Score: +19.67

Dividends500 tracks the 200 strongest dividends in the S&P 500. To qualify as a strong dividend, the company must meet two simple requirements:

-   A payout ratio below 50%
-   An increasing dividend from the prior year

Because there are more than 200 dividend paying companies in the S&P 500 that meet these requirements, the qualifying companies with the largest dividend yields were chosen.

Dividends500 intends to test this FactSet article, which highlights these strong dividend paying companies and their outperformance versus the S&P 500 as a whole (Page 12).

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