NASDAQ is one of the largest providers of dividend-themed indexes in the world, based on benchmarked assets. The growing Dividend and Income Index Family covers a variety of indexes tracking income-generating investments, including the NASDAQ Dividend Achievers™. Each index in the family tracks investments that increase shareholder value through dividends, buybacks, covered calls, prefereds, and multi-asset income strategies. These unique and innovative indexes track companies that continually increase shareholder value through dividends, buybacks, covered call payments and other diversified approaches for high yield. The Dividend and Income indexes have all been designed with rules-based methodologies for transparent and objective calculation.
Key Features and Coverage on RIMES
As of April 1, 2011, RIMES Technologies is NASDAQ’s Elite Index Data Partner, offering the full suite of index weights and components data.
For this data source, RIMES hosts approximately 2565 companies and 13 indexes. Index coverage includes:
- NASDAQ Broad Canadian Dividend Achievers, International Dividend Achievers, Select Canadian Dividend, UK Dividend Achievers Index, US Broad Dividend Achievers, US Buyback Achievers Index, and US Dividend Achievers 50 Index.
Some of the data items available include:
- Index Items: Database Domain Code, Database Source/Symbol, Description, Last Price Date, Dividend Points, Divisor Factor in Local Currency, Gross Index, Index Base Value, Market Capitalization, Number of Constituents, Price Index; Divisor, Shares Outstanding, Unadjusted High/Low Price, etc.
- Company Items: Adjusted Price, Adjustment Factor, Cusip Code, Date of Portfolio, Dividend Per Share Gross, Exchange Rate, Industry Level Codes, Investable Factor, Investable Market Value in Local Currency, Investable Shares, Investable Weight, ISIN Code, Market Identifier Code, Market Values, Net Adjustment Factor, Next Date of Portfolio, Opening Investable Market Value in Local Currency, Opening Price in Local Currency, Reference Date, Reuters Identification Code, Sedol Code, Ticker, Total Return, Unadjusted Price, Weight in Index, etc.