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Dividend Investment Plan

A plan that allows shareholders to invest their cash dividends to buy additional shares.

Dividend Yield

Dividends paid out each year relative to the share price. Expressed as a percentage and measures how much cash flow an investor is getting for each invested dollar.

This is a TTM figure (see Trailing Twelve Months).

Dividend Yield (Forward)

An estimation of a year's dividend expressed as a percentage of current stock price. The year's projected dividend is measured by taking a stock's most recent actual dividend payment and annualizing it.

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