Market Quick Stats – Year End 2021

The S&P 500 finished up 4.4% in December to close out a strong 2021. At year-end, the 505 firms in the index were cumulatively valued over $42 trillion. The top 10 constituents comprised 29.3% of the total weight of all companies in the index. For perspective, the top weighted company, Apple, ended the year valued over $3 trillion, or roughly 7% of the total index value.

With the S&P 500 valued over 21.0 times forward earnings expectations, interest rates and corporate earnings have a lot of lifting to do to keep valuations at such lofty levels.

The chart below highlights recent prices, total returns (total return always includes dividends), dividend yields, and trailing and forward-looking P/E’s for several major indices.

Market
Index

Closing
Price 12/31/2020

Closing
Price 12/31/2021

YTD
Tot. Return
12/31/2021

Yield
%

Trailing
Twelve Mo
P/E

Forward Estimate P/E

S&P 500

3,756 4,766 28.7% 1.3% 27.0x

21.4x

DJIA

30,606 36,338 20.9% 1.9% 20.8x

17.8x

S&P US Aggregate Bond Index

-1.4%

1.6%

*Statistics on S&P 500 index, DJIA index, and S&P US Aggregate Bond index from S&P Dow Jones Indices.

 

 

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