AMD does not pay dividends and buy back its stock.
Total yield is the full amount of return-of-capital payments made by a company, divided by the market value of the company.
How long do you own a stock to get the dividend?
Once you hold your stock for at least 60 days, your ordinary dividend may become a qualified dividend, which receives a more favorable tax rate. Over the short-term, however, buying a stock before it goes ex-dividend can prove costly.
How do you know if your stock pays dividends?
To determine whether any given stock pays a dividend, use a stock research site such as like Google Finance or Yahoo! Finance. You should see a dollar amount for latest dividend announced, annual amount paid, and current yield. Check these dates; a stock may pay out one quarter and not the next.
What happens to share price when dividends are paid?
Stock market specialists will mark down the price of a stock on its ex-dividend date by the amount of the dividend. Since companies usually pay dividends every quarter, an investor who buys on the ex-dividend date may get the stock at a lower price but will still be entitled to a dividend three months later.
Are dividends paid out yearly?
A vast majority of dividends are paid four times a year on a quarterly basis. This means that when an investor sees that, for example, Coca-Cola pays an $0.88-per-share dividend, he will actually receive $0.22 per share four times a year. Some companies pay dividends on an annual basis.