The annual dividends expressed as a percentage of the current share price. This may be partially based on estimates or forecasts.
The annual dividends expressed as a percentage of the current share price.
If a company has paid an interim dividend of 2p, and a final dividend of 3p, and the share price is currently £1.25p, the dividend yield would be 4% (2p + 3p = 5p / 125p = 4%).
A dividend yield can give you an indication of the level of income you might get from an investment company share. However, depending on the performance of the company, future dividends may be higher or lower than indicated by the current dividend yield. Please note, the quoted yield is based on the current financial year of a company and therefore may contain estimates or forecasts as well as declared and already paid dividends.
The dividend yields published by the AIC don’t include any special dividends paid.