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Share Yield

Discussion in 'Investing Glossary' started by Glossary, 28th Sep, 2006.

  1. Glossary

    Glossary Active Member

    12th Sep, 2006

    Yield is a measure of the percentage of income return you get from an asset. This measure applies to a number of assets, but especially shares and real estate.

    The share yield is the percentage of dividend income for a given share price. The yield is calculated by dividing the dividend by the current price (or your purchase price).

    Example, if a share is currently paying 51 cents per share dividend, and the current share price is $16.20, then the yield is 0.51/16.20 = 3.15% yield.