A good dividend yield will vary with interest rates and general market conditions, but typically a yield of 4 to 6 percent is considered quite good.
A lower yield may not be enough justification for investors to buy a stock just for the dividend income.
What is a good dividend rate?
The average dividend yield for companies in the industrial goods industry is just 1.76%, and 2% for industrial stocks in the S&P 500. Although the industry’s average dividend yield is very low, there are 12 companies that have raised their dividend for at least 25 years, including Energizer Holdings, Inc.
Is a high dividend yield good?
Dividend-paying stocks are like any investment. There is usually the good, the bad and the downright ugly. Higher yielding dividend stocks provide more income, but higher yield often comes with greater risk. High yielding dividend stocks can increase income for investors, but also add risk.
What stock pays the highest dividend?
The 4 top dividend payers
|Company||Dividends Paid Over Past 12 Months|
|AT&T (NYSE:T)||$14.80 billion|
|ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM)||$14.44 billion|
|Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)||$14.12 billion|
|Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)||$14.10 billion|
What is the average dividend per share?
It can be calculated by taking the total amount of dividends paid and dividing it by the total shares outstanding. This is the average dividend per share paid over the last 5 years.