The facts, figures, and analyses you need to make informed investing decisions
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index is the most watched index in America?if not the world. Whether you're an individual investor looking to make a smart stock purchase, an executive researching corporate competitors, or a job seeker looking for concise and up-to-the-minute overviews of potential employers, you'll find the critical, often hard-to-find information you need in Standard & Poor's 500 Guide, 2008 Edition. Easy to use and packed with market intelligence on all 500 of the companies listed in the S&P 500 Index, this authoritative reference includes:
Summaries of each company's business activity, sales history, and recent developments
Earnings and dividends data, with three-year price charts
Exclusive Standard & Poor's Quality Rankings (from A+ to D)
In addition, unique at-a-glance charts detail:
Stocks with A+ Quality Rankings
Companies with five consecutive years of earnings increases' a key indicator of strong long-term performance!
Companies with 10 consecutive years of increasing dividends
Put the comprehensive, updated data and analysis expertise of the world's premier securities information firm at your fingertips, with Standard & Poor's 500 Guide, 2008 Edition.