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The S&P 400 MidCap Index measures the performance of U.S. mid-size companies with market caps from about $2 billion to $10 billion. The stocks in this index are selected based on market cap, liquidity and industry representation.

In terms of performance the index is up 7.3% YTD. The annualized 5-year return is 5.4%. The average market cap of the constituents is $2.39B and the market cap of the largest constituent is $7.40B. Similar to the S&P 600, the top five sectors represented in this index are: information technology, consumer discretionary, consumer staples, health care and industrials.

The following S&P MidCap 400 constituents were paying over 4% dividends as of May 6, 2010:

S.No. Name Ticker Dividend Yield
1 Apollo Investment Corp. AINV 9.36%
2 Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. AJG 4.95%
3 AMB Property Corporation AMB 4.01%
4 AGL Resources Inc. AGL 4.52%
5 Atmos Energy Corporation ATO 4.65%
6 Black Hills Corporation BKH 4.40%
7 Barnes & Noble, Inc. BKS 4.76%
8 BancorpSouth, Inc. BXS 4.14%
9 Mack-Cali Realty Corp. CLI 5.31%
10 Deluxe Corporation DLX 4.75%
11 DPL Inc. DPL 4.39%
12 Duke Realty Corporation DRE 5.09%
13 Equity One, Inc. EQY 4.68%
14 Foot Locker, Inc. FL 4.04%
15 First Niagara Financial Group Inc. FNFG 4.13%
16 Great Plains Energy Incorporated GXP 4.36%
17 Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. HE 5.29%
18 Highwoods Properties, Inc. HIW 5.32%
19 Hospitality Properties Trust HPT 6.96%
20 Alliant Energy Corporation LNT 4.72%
21 Liberty Property Trust LRY 5.70%
22 The Macerich Company MAC 4.53%
23 Mercury General Corporation MCY 5.19%
24 Nationwide Health Properties Inc. NHP 5.17%
25 NSTAR NST 4.39%
26 New York Community Bancorp, Inc. NYB 6.27%
27 Realty Income Corp O 5.45%
28 Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. OHI 6.49%
29 Old Republic International Corporation ORI 4.87%
30 Potlatch Corporation PCH 5.50%
31 Regency Centers Corporation REG 4.66%
32 Rayonier Inc. RYN 4.19%
33 Senior Housing Properties Trust SNH 6.57%
34 Valley National Bancorp VLY 4.69%
35 Vectren Corporation VVC 5.51%
36 WGL Holdings, Inc. WGL 4.27%
37 Westar Energy, Inc. WR 5.26%
38 Weingarten Realty Investors WRI 4.56%
39 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. FNF 4.83%

Some of the ETFs that track the S&P 400 include the iShares S&P SmallCap 400 Index ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) and the SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (NYSEARCA:MDY).

Note: Information posted above is known to be accurate. Please do your own reasearch before making any investment decisions.

Disclosure: None

Source: 39 S&P 400 Mid Cap Companies Yielding +4%