# Dividend Yield Calculator

This is an online dividend yield calculator that helps you find the dividend yield of a stock.

The dividend yield is an easy way to compare the relative attractiveness of various dividend-paying stocks. It is an important factor in determining the true value of dividend stocks. Depending on how much a stock price moves during a period (i.e. a day, month or year), the dividend yield is constantly changing as the price of the stock changes. So, suppose a stock price is trending upward, it will need to raise its dividend payout in order to maintain its dividend yield.

## Calculating dividend yield

The dividend yield (or known as a dividend-price ratio) of a share is the dividend per share, divided by the price per share.

`Dividend yield = Annual dividend / Current stock price`

It is also a company’s total annual dividend payments divided by its market capitalization, assuming the number of shares is constant. It is often expressed as a percentage.

## Dividend yield example

For example, if stock A had a share price of \$100 and an annualized dividend of \$5.00, its yield would be 5%.

`\$5.00 / \$100 = .05`

• When the 0.05 is put into percentage terms, it would make a 5% yield.
• If this share price rose to \$150, but the dividend payout was not increased, its yield would fall to 4.16%.

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