MSDIVGP Morningstar US Dividend Growth Index

Security must be currently paying dividends and have at least five years of uninterrupted annual dividend growth. Each security’s indicated dividend yield must not be in the top 10% of the universe. Security must have a positive consensus earnings forecast and a payout ratio less than 75%. Payout ratio is forward-looking and calculated by the forward 12-month indicated dividend divided by the forward 12-month consensus earnings per share forecast.

As of 09/11/2017

Index Information
Provider:     Morningstar
Category1:  US Equity
Category2:  Broad Market
Category3:  Multi-cap
Country:      USA
Currency:    USD
Inception date:  04/07/2014
Backtesting data exists:   No
Weighting methodology:   Dividend weighted
Methdology guide:  Read PDF
Number of holdings:  422  (as of 08/31/2017)

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