# How Do You Calculate Dividend Percentage?

## How are dividend rates calculated?

To calculate the dividend rate, multiply the company’s periodic dividend payment by the number of payments per year and then add any special dividends paid during the year. For example, say that one stock pays a quarterly dividend of 60 cents and a one-time dividend of 15 cents.

## How do you calculate dividends per share?

Dividend per share (DPS) is the sum of declared dividends issued by a company for every ordinary share outstanding. The figure is calculated by dividing the total dividends paid out by a business, including interim dividends, over a period of time by the number of outstanding ordinary shares issued.

## How much dividend will I get?

You get paid simply for owning the stock! For example, let’s say Company X pays an annualized dividend of 20 cents per share. Most companies pay dividends quarterly (four times a year), meaning at the end of every business quarter, the company will send a check for 1/4 of 20 cents (or 5 cents) for each share you own.

## What is the highest dividend yielding stock?

Most American dividend stocks pay investors a set amount each quarter, and the top ones increase their payouts over time, so investors can build an annuity-like cash stream.

List of 25 high-dividend stocks.

Symbol XOM Exxon Mobil Corp \$0.87 5.03%

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## Are dividends paid on market value?

Dividends in their most basic form are payments made to shareholders based on company profits. If the stock goes up to \$75 or down to \$55, the company will still pay you a rate based on the number of shares owned, not it’s current market price.