S and P 500 chart 1950 to 2016 with averages. P 500 using daily closing values from January 3, 1950 to February 19, 2016. Poor’s, standards and poor’s 500 company that provides financial information and analysis, was founded in 1860 by Henry Varnum Poor. In September 1962, Ultronic Systems Corp.
P 500 Stock Composite Index, the 425 Stock Industrial Index, the 50 Stock Utility Index, and the 25 Stock Rail Index. On August 12, 1982, the index closed at 102. The index reached a relative intraday high—which was not exceeded for over seven years—of 1,552. 87, on March 24, 2000, during the dot-com bubble. 63, on October 10, 2002, during the stock market downturn of 2002.
In mid-2007, the subprime mortgage crisis spread to the wider U. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soon followed. The close for 2009 was 1,115. 10, making it the second-best year of the decade. On April 14, 2010 the index broke 1200 closing at 1210.
P 500 closed above 1,600 for the first time, at 1,614. P 500 are selected by a committee. This is similar to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but different from others such as the Russell 1000, which are strictly rule-based. Annual dollar value traded to float-adjusted market capitalization is greater than 1.
P 500 so they are representative of the industries in the United States economy. United States, as well as firms that have never been incorporated in the United States. These versions differ in how dividends are accounted for. P 500 Index consistent over time, it is adjusted to capture corporate actions which affect market capitalization, such as additional share issuance, dividends and restructuring events such as mergers or spin-offs. Additionally, to remain indicative of the U. To prevent the value of the Index from changing merely as a result of corporate financial actions, all such actions affecting the market value of the Index require a divisor adjustment. P 500 Index, the sum of the adjusted market capitalization of all 500 stocks is divided by a factor, usually referred to as the Divisor.