S&P adjusts methodology for its High-Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index to include companies...

|By:, SA News Editor

S&P adjusts methodology for its High-Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index to include companies issuing special cash dividends in the last 25 years. The methodology change precedes the index's annual rebalancing, set for Dec. 7 AH. Among companies added to the index, big gainers: ORI +12.5%, BRC +5.6%. Among deletions: ATO -4.6%, HRL -2.9%, UGI -3.2%, UVV -8.3%.