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You can access our data in the tool below, or if you prefer your data in graphical format, in the charts that appear below our tool:

Year and Quarter for S&P 500 Data
Input Data Year Quarter
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Historic Quarterly Stock Market Data
Estimated Results Values
Average Price per Share in Month Ending Quarter
Quarterly Dividends per Share
Quarterly Earnings per Share

Now for the charts covering the quarterly data for the S&P 500 and its predecessor indices and component stocks since the first quarter of 1871. Our first chart shows the S&P 500's average price per share in the month ending the quarter in question:

S&P 500 Average Monthly Index Value in Month Ending Quarters, 1871-Q1 to 2012-Q4


Next, let's look at the dividends per share that were paid out in each quarter from 1871-Q1 through 2012-Q4:

S&P 500 Quarterly Dividends per Share, 1871-Q1 to 2012-Q4


Our third chart reveals the earnings per share that would be reported for each quarter from 1871-Q1 through 2012-Q4:

S&P 500 Quarterly Dividends per Share, 1871-Q1 to 2012-Q4


If you're ever bored and looking for something to do, overlay the data for the price per share chart and the dividends per share chart - you might make a pretty unique discovery!

Update 16 February 2013: Speaking of which, it certainly would be a lot easier to make that discovery if we also made the Quarterly S&P 500 Data Since 1871-Q1 available to you in spreadsheet form!

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