DEFINITION of 'S&P 500/Citigroup Value Index'

A market-capitalization-weighted index developed by Standard and Poor's consisting of those stocks within the S&P 500 Index that exhibit strong value characteristics. The S&P 500/Citigroup Value Index uses a numerical ranking system based on four value factors and three growth factors to determine the constituents and their weightings.

BREAKING DOWN 'S&P 500/Citigroup Value Index'

The value factors include:
1. Book value to price ratio
2. Cash flow to price ratio
3. Sales to price ratio
4. Dividend yield

The growth factors include:
1. Five-year earnings per share growth rate
2. Five-year sales per share growth rate
3. Five-year internal growth rate

Value and growth style scores are calculated based on the standardized factors.

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