Dividend per share indicates the amount of dividends paid as a ratio of the number of shares outstanding. Or, dividend per share could also refer to the product of earnings per share and dividend payout ratio.
Thus, the formula to calculate dividend per share is:
DPS: Total dividend amount / Number of shares outstanding
DPS: Earnings Per Share x Dividend Payout Ratio
An investor can determine how much dividends they stand to earn for each share they own by calculating dividends per share.
A Dividend Reinvestment Plan is a feature where an investor can reinvest the dividends they earn to buy additional shares or units of a mutual fund, either fractional or whole.
Dividend stocks are shares of companies that redistribute their profits to shareholders in the form of dividends. Such companies are typically industry or sector leaders with stellar reputations and track records.
A dividend yield is a ratio of dividends paid per share by the latest share price, expressed as a percentage. It is used to understand how much dividends a company pays per share outstanding. The formula to calculate dividend yields is:
A Doji is a candlestick pattern that is formed when the open and close price of a share or market is identical. The word Doji means indecision in Japanese, which is fitting because the Doji pattern is an indicator of indecisiveness. In terms of appearance, a Doji looks like a cross or like the letter T.
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