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Dividend Yield

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Definition of 'Dividend Yield'

Simply stated, the Dividend Yield of a stock (or share) is the Annual Dividend / Stock Price expressed as a percentage.

If the dividend is $12 and it is paid once a year and the stock's price is $100 then the dividend yield of that stock will be 12%.

The dividend yield is also known as the dividend-price ratio.

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