List of S&P 500 Companies

U.S. Market Benchmark

S&P 500 Index

The S&P 500 Index is comprised of 500 of the largest U.S. companies and is considered a benchmark for not only the large-cap segment of the U.S. equities market but the broad U.S. market as well.  Constituents of the S&P 500 must meet certain market capitalization, listing, liquidity and float requirements.

Other popular indices investors use to gauge the strength of the U.S. market include:

The Dow 30


The S&P 500 is organized into a number of sectors and lists of companies in each of these sectors can be accessed through the links below:

S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Sector

S&P 500 Consumer Staples Sector

S&P 500 Energy Sector

S&P 500 Financial Sector

S&P 500 Healthcare Sector

S&P 500 Industrial Sector

S&P 500 Materials Sector

S&P 500 Real Estate Sector

S&P 500 Technology Sector

S&P 500 Telecom Sector

S&P 500 Utilities Sector

Related Links:

List of S&P 500 ETFs