Dividend yield is a stock's dividend in relation to the stock price. Some companies provide a high dividend compared to the share price. Examples of companies that provide high dividends in relation to the stock price are real estate companies and investment companies.
A high dividend yield makes it more interesting to own
shares in a company. Some are exclusively looking for stocks with high dividend yields and buy shares in these companies. Sometimes, however, it may be
that a stock has a high dividend yield just temporarily due to an extra large dividend that year.
Dividend yield = dividend per share / share price
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