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  Dividend yield
Dividend yield is often referred to simply as yield.
The dividend yield usually means the historical dividend yield: the current price divided by the dividend declared in the last financial year.
Special dividends should be excluded when calculating the yield.
moneyterms.co.uk /yield   (197 words)

 Dividend yield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The dividend yield on a company stock is the company's annual dividend payments divided by its market cap, or the dividend per share divided by the price per share.
A high dividend yield can be considered to be evidence that a stock is underpriced or that the company has fallen on hard times and future dividends will not be as high as previous ones.
Dividend yield fell out of favor somewhat during the 1990s because of an increasing emphasis on price appreciation over dividends as the main form of return on investments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dividend_yield   (402 words)

 Dividend - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Property dividends or dividends in specie (Latin for "in kind") (rare) are those paid out in form of assets from the issuing corporation, or other corporation (eg its subsidiary corporation).
When dividends are paid, shareholders in many countries suffer from double taxation of those dividends: the company pays income tax to the government when it earns any income, and then when the dividend is paid, the individual shareholder pays income tax on the dividend payment.
Unlike joint stock company dividends, these payments are made in proportion to a members' spending with the co-operative society, not the number of shares they hold in it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dividend   (1266 words)

 The best dividend-yielding stocks
Dividends are the best form of earning returns on a stock whether or not it provides capital appreciation.
On an average, the dividend yield funds have given returns of 10.67 per cent in the past quarter and 16.93 per cent in the past six months.
To ensure that their dividend yield is sustainable, the research report has discounted any special dividends and one-time dividends declared by them.
inhome.rediff.com /money/2005/aug/29stocks.htm   (705 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Dividend yield of a stock is a measure of its dividend return as a percentage of the current market price of the stock.
Dividend yield mutual fund schemes invest in stocks, which have a high dividend yield.
A stock with a high dividend yield entails two things — a steady stream of dividend during a dull market and a potential spurt in the stock’s price when the market starts moving up.
www.telegraphindia.com /1060220/asp/business/story_5869981.asp   (231 words)

 Dogs of the Dow - Dividend Yield
Dividend yield is equal to the annual dividend per share divided by the stock price.
Many investors use the dividend yield to determine if a stock or the stock market as a whole is expensive or not.
For the dividend yield of all 30 stocks that comprise the Dow Jones Industrial Average plus the 10 stocks that make up the Dogs of the Dow, try our YTD performance tables.
www.dogsofthedow.com /Dividend_Yield.htm   (199 words)

 Dividend-yield stocks the best bet
It is calculated as the ratio (expressed as percentage) of total dividend per share declared for previous accounting year to the market price of the share at the time of investment.
For example, if the market price of a scrip is Rs 50 and the total dividend declared in the last accounting is 40 per cent (Rs 4 on the face value of Rs 10), the dividend yield of a scrip is 8 per cent, that is, 4/50*100).
A careful selection of high dividend yield stocks in a portfolio could therefore unlock significant value, which would eventually reflect in growth of net asset value of the scheme.
www.rediff.com /money/2004/oct/19perfin.htm   (363 words)

 Dividend Valuation Waves
General dividend yields were squeezed down to an excruciating 1% in the mania bidding frenzy for bubble stocks, a dismal level so incredibly low that it may not even have a past precedent in a major world market in all of history.
Low dividend yields are a fantastic exit signal for long-term investors to heed so their capital doesn’t get trapped and destroyed at the top of a major mania.
Dividend yields alone would have provided contrarians with all the correct guidance they needed to sell high in the midst of a frenzy when the rest of the equity world was blinded by vast greed.
www.zealllc.com /2003/dividend.htm   (3351 words)

Yield to first par call is calculated assuming the bond is called on the first date on which it is callable at its par value.
Yield to worst is the minimum yield obtainable based on all possible call dates as well as the possibility that the bond is never called.
Yield to worst would seem the solution for calculating a meaningful metric of yield for callable bonds, but it is not.
www.riskglossary.com /articles/yield.htm   (1345 words)

 Tata Group | Media releases | Tata Dividend Yield Fund pays out 4% dividend
The Tata Dividend Yield Fund, an open-ended equity scheme aims to invest predominantly in shares with dividend yields higher than that of BSE Sensex at the time of investment.
Dividend yield will be considered high if it is greater than the dividend yield of BSE Sensex that is last released.
Risk associated with high dividend yield stocks: Though the investments would be in companies having a track record of dividend payments, the performance of the scheme would inter-alia depend on the ability of these companies to sustain dividends in future.
www.tata.com /tata_assetmgt/releases/20050208.htm   (659 words)

 Ideas & Screening | Reuters.com
Dividend Yield vs. Dividend 5 Year Growth Rate: If income is an important part of your investment goal, you will need to focus on the tradeoff between high current yield and high rates of dividend growth.
Assuming yields on these stocks will typically be lower than what you would expect within the utility sector, it would still be reasonable for you to seek stocks whose yields are higher than their respective Industry and Sector averages.
Whether you stress dividend yield or dividend growth, you should be sensitive to the level of the company's Payout Ratio, the percent of Net Income that is paid to shareholders as Dividends.
www.investor.reuters.com /Article.aspx?docid=7267&target=economicview   (1240 words)

 Dividend Yield for S&P 500 Stocks, Sorted by Yield - indexArb.com
The "Estimated Dividend" for each stock below is our best estimate of the per share amount that will be paid during the next year, beginning on Apr-25-2006.
The amount, timing, and growth of each dividend is forecasted from several years of dividend history, provided, of course, that the company has an established track record.
Therefore, if you calculate the dividend yield by dividing the estimated dividend by the price using the rounded amounts in the table, you might get slightly different values.
www.indexarb.com /dividendYieldSortedsp.html   (265 words)

 World Economy in Transition: Explaining the Dividend Yield in the United States - Finance & Development - December 1997
CHARLES F. Dividend yields on US stocks have fallen to historic lows during the past two years, leading some to suggest that the stock market may be overvalued.
That is, a low dividend yield (high stock prices relative to current dividends) could mean that high dividends are expected in the future, or that investors, viewed collectively, have a high tolerance for risk, or that risk is low.
For example, the inflation rate makes a negative contribution (that is, it predicts that the dividend yield should have increased); the real interest rate explains about 12 percent of the decline in the dividend yield; and mutual fund flows explain about 74 percent of the decline in the dividend yield.
www.worldbank.org /fandd/english/1297/articles/0151297.htm   (1248 words)

 Wilmott Forums - From discrete dividends to continuous   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In general, if a is the annualized dividend yield compounded b times per year, then the continuous compound equivalent is b*ln(1+a/b), where ln() is the natural log operator.
If the dividend is large relative to the volatility from dividend payment to expiry, and the option is an American call, you may have to do a more complicated adjustment.
Using a dividend yield makes sense for long-term options where the discretization is not so important and it can be assumed that dividends and stock price will move roughly in proporation.
www.wilmott.com /messageview.cfm?catid=8&threadid=2991   (690 words)

 Fool.com: Yield-Based Valuations [Valuation]
A dividend yield is the percentage of a company's stock price that it pays out as dividends over the course of a year.
For example, if a company pays $1.00 in dividends per quarter and it is trading at $100, it has a dividend yield of 4%.
The simplest way to take advantage of stocks that are undervalued based on their yield is to use the Dow Dividend Approach, which you can learn more about in the "Fool's School" area.
www.fool.com /School/YieldBasedValuations.htm   (231 words)

 James K. Glassman on Dividend-Paying Stocks on NRO Financial
At the end of 1999, the yield on the average stock in the Dow Jones industrial average hit an all-time low of 1.47%, after a steady decline that began a quarter-century ago, when yields were around 5%.
The average yield for the stocks of the broader Standard and Poor's 500-stock index last week was 1.69%, an increase of one-fourth over last year.
Since dividends are taxed at both the corporate and personal level, the government's take can be as much as 60% on the profits used for the payout.
www.nationalreview.com /nrof_glassman/glassman083002.asp   (1899 words)

 Stingy Investor: High Dividend Yield
Dividend investors employ a variety of popular approaches to pick stocks including dividend growth, relative dividend yield and the Dogs of the Dow.
Dividend yield is usually based on last year's dividend divided by the current stock price.
Dividend investors should make sure that a company earns more than enough to cover its dividend and that it is reasonably likely to do so in the future.
www.ndir.com /SI/strategy/dogs.shtml   (1378 words)

 Wilmott Forums - Equity Risk Premium, Duration and Dividend Yield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Some of the apparent movements in dividend yield could be caused by the changing composition of the index rather than any action on the part of companies.
The conclusion that dividend yields should decline to zero under the current regime follows directly from the assumption that rates of return on equity are constant.
Looking at things this way, the dividend yield will be low if companies are finding their own problem children, using earnings to start new product lines or buy companies.
www.wilmott.com /messageview.cfm?catid=3&threadid=4222   (2322 words)

 dividend yield Definition
It is calculated by taking the amount of dividends paid per share over the course of a year and dividing by the stock's price.
For example, if a stock pays out $2 in dividends over the course of a year and trades at $40, then it has a dividend yield of 5%.
Mature, well-established companies tend to have higher dividend yields, while young, growth-oriented companies tend to have lower ones, and most small growing companies don't have a dividend yield at all because they don't pay out dividends.
www.investorwords.com /1523/dividend_yield.html   (236 words)

 How good is UTI-Dividend Yield Fund
Dividend yield is defined as the dividend per share divided by the share's market price at the time of investment.
The fund has defined dividend yield as "high" if the same is greater that the dividend yield of the Nifty last released/published by NSE (approximately 2.50% according to the fund house).
UDY will invest a minimum of 65% of its corpus in "high dividend yield instruments" at all times; the upper limit for the same has been pegged at 100%.
www.rediff.com /money/2005/apr/22perfin2.htm   (524 words)

 The Hindu Business Line : Dividend yield strategy — BSE-100's dogs finish on top
The inference is that dividend yield has once again been useful in picking under-valued stocks in India.
The average expected dividend yield for 2005 is 4.3 per cent.
This is substantially higher than the dividend yield of about 2 per cent for the BSE-100 index as a whole.
www.blonnet.com /iw/2005/01/02/stories/2005010200210600.htm   (781 words)

 Dividend Yield for Nasdaq 100 Stocks, Sorted by Yield - indexArb.com
Dividend Yield for Stocks in the Nasdaq 100
Otherwise, the most recent (perceived) dividend policy is extended.
The following table is sorted by Dividend Yield.
www.indexarb.com /dividendYieldSortedn1.html   (265 words)

 Dividend Stocks Pay Off - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Indeed, the dividend yield on the Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently a mere 1.8%.
Obviously when the yield was high, it would be time to buy the stock, and when the yield was low, it was time to consider selling.
I'm bearish again on the basis of the fact that the dividend yield is 1.8% and the P/E is 28 for the Dow, 31 for the SandP.
www.forbes.com /newsletter/2002/02/12/0212adviser.html   (2908 words)

 UTI Dividend Yield Fund declares 7% dividend - Sify.com
All unitholders registered under the dividend option of UTI Dividend Yield Fund as on February 27, 2006 will be eligible for this dividend.
This is the second dividend declared by the scheme within a span of 10 months since its launch in April 2005.
Dividend Yield is considered as high if it is greater than the dividend yield of the Nifty last released/ published by NSE.
sify.com /finance/smartmoney/news/fullstory.php?id=14143001   (282 words)

 Lowrisk.com, Superior Financial Information for Mutual Funds Investors, OEX Options Traders and Stock Index Futures ...
Below is the unadjusted dividend yield vs the percentage return of the SP500 for the next six months.
This is the dividend yield adjusted for the 30 year bond return (as in the second chart above) vs the percentage return of the SP500 for the next six months.
It appears that a low yield does not correlate to returns very well, but there does appear to be some correlation to volatility.
www.lowrisk.com /dividends.htm   (297 words)

 401khelpcenter.com - Glossary of 401k, Retirement, and Investment Terms
For stocks, this is the same as the dividend yield.
When one investment is yielding a low or negative rate of return in a diversified portfolio, another investment may be enjoying positive or above-normal returns.
Dividends to common-stock shareholders may be withheld if business is poor or if the corporation's directors decide to retain earnings to invest in business operations.
www.401khelpcenter.com /glossary.html   (1817 words)

 Merton Option Pricing Formula
The yield is expressed as an annual continuously compounded rate q.
Another problem is the fact that the model assumes that the dividend yield is a known constant.
Often a dividend payment will be scheduled during the life of an option, but the amount of the payment has not yet been announced.
www.riskglossary.com /articles/merton_1973.htm   (469 words)

 Financial Ratio Analysis - Dividend Yield
The dividend yield ratio allows investors to compare the latest dividend they received with the current market value of the share as an indictor of the return they are earning on their shares.
It is common for newspapers and others to calculate the dividend yield automatically as part of their offerings.
A yield of 1.63% is not that high but there are shareholders who only paid 79.75 pence per share for their investment so their dividend yield is 1.85%; but others have paid as much as 195 pence per share for their shares, so their dividend yield is only 0.75%.
www.bized.ac.uk /compfact/ratios/investor8.htm   (481 words)

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