Ask a Fool: What Is Dividend Yield?
bySep 23rd 2012 5:52PM
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Dividend yield is the annual dividend payout of a company divided by the current share price. It's expressed as a percentage. The S&P 500's average dividend yield is currently around 2.5%. In the following video, Fool.com analyst Isaac Pino goes over everything investors need to know when it comes to calculating and interpreting a company's dividend yield.
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