WisdomTree Global High Dividend Index

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The WisdomTree Global High Dividend Index is a fundamentally weighted index that measures the performance of high dividend-yielding companies selected from the WisdomTree Global Dividend Index, which measures the performance of dividend-paying companies in the U.S., developed and emerging markets. At the index measurement date, companies with market capitalizations of at least $2 billion that rank in the top 30% by dividend yield from each region are selected for inclusion in the Index. Companies are weighted in the index based on annual cash dividends paid. Regional weights are set according to the respective float-adjusted market capitalization weights of the universe of dividend and non-dividend payers of the regional allocations to the U.S., developed and emerging markets. The Index, established with a base value of 200 on November 30, 2007, is calculated in U.S. dollars and is updated daily to reflect market prices and exchange rates. Closing or last-sale prices are used when non-U.S. markets are closed.

Prior to August 31, 2015, the WisdomTree Global High Dividend Index was named the WisdomTree Global Equity Income Index.

Index Facts

  • As of 09/23/2016
Bloomberg Index Symbol WTGDHY
Exchange Index Symbol WT4
Index Inception Date 12/03/2007
Base Index Value 200
Number of Components in Index 714
Current Index Value 144.08
Total Return Index Closing Value 205.74
Total Index Market Capitalization ($ Trillion) 13.92
Index MarketCap Breakdown
Large Cap (> $10 Billion) 86.21%
Mid Cap (≥ $2 Billion and ≤ $10 Billion) 13.49%
Small Cap (< $2 Billion) 0.30%

Index Statistics

  • As of 09/23/2016
Dividend Yield 4.19
Price/Earnings 18.93
Estimated Price/Earnings 15.21
Price/Book 1.86
Price/Sales 1.44
Price/Cash Flow 7.39
Gross Buyback Yield 1.18
Net Buyback Yield 0.30

Top Components

  • As of 09/23/2016
Components Weight
1. AT&T Inc 3.02%
2. Exxon Mobil Corp 3.00%
3. Verizon Communications Inc 2.58%
4. Johnson & Johnson 2.40%
5. General Electric Co 2.34%
6. Chevron Corp 2.13%
7. Procter & Gamble Co/The 1.98%
8. Philip Morris International In 1.79%
9. Pfizer Inc 1.68%
10. Schering-Plough Corp 1.51%
  • Subject to change without notice.

Industry Group Breakdown

  • As of 09/23/2016
Industry Group Weight
1. Energy 14.06%
2. Banks 11.35%
3. Telecommunication Services 10.14%
4. Utilities 8.27%
5. Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology & Life Sciences 7.87%
6. Food Beverage & Tobacco 6.47%
7. Capital Goods 6.36%
8. Real Estate 6.33%
9. Materials 5.06%
10. Insurance 4.40%

Country Allocation

  • As of 09/23/2016
Country Weight
1. United States 54.63%
2. United Kingdom 9.07%
3. Australia 4.14%
4. Canada 3.58%
5. France 2.81%
6. China 2.80%
7. Germany 2.45%
8. Japan 2.44%
9. Spain 2.19%
10. Hong Kong 1.69%

Important Information about Index Performance

Index performance does not represent actual fund or portfolio performance. A fund or portfolio may differ significantly from the securities included in the Index. Index performance assumes reinvestment of dividends, but does not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or other expenses that would be incurred by a portfolio or fund, or brokerage commissions on transactions in Fund shares. Such fees, expenses and commissions could reduce returns. WisdomTree Investments, its affiliates and their independent providers are not liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein.

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  • Index Dividend Yield is a measure of the annual dividends of the shares of all Index components divided by the Index value.
  • Price/Book Ratio is a ratio used to compare a stock's market value to its book value.
  • Price/Earnings Ratio is a valuation ratio of a company's current share price compared to its per-share earnings.
  • Estimated Price/Earnings is a valuation ratio of a company's current share price compared to the consensus estimates for per-share earnings over the next 12 months.
  • Price/Cash Flow Ratio is a measure of the market's expectations of a firm's future financial health.
  • Price/Sales Ratio is a ratio for valuing a stock relative to its own past performance, other companies or the market itself.
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  • Total Return Index Values assume reinvestment of dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes, which apply to non-U.S. dividends.
  • Gross Buyback Yield is the amount of a company’s gross share repurchase over the past year to its market capitalization.
  • Net Buyback Yield is the amount of a company’s net share repurchase over the past year to its market capitalization.
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