But Brown Brothers Harriman rejects the notion that the S&P 500 is looking “top heavy” these days. Instead the firm slices the index into groups of 50 stocks by overall size and concludes the biggest stocks aren't throwing the overall index out of whack.
The S&P 500 increased 0.7 percent to 1,399.98 at 4 p.m. New York time. It has advanced 2.4 percent in three days. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 113.90 points, or 0.9 percent, to 13,204.62 today.
April 26 (Bloomberg) -- More Standard & Poor's 500 Index companies are paying dividends than at any time since January 2000 after Apple Inc., Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. and six other corporations initiated payouts this year.