|Dividend Yield for Stocks in the
Dow Jones Industrial Average
|Updated: Thursday, May-23-2013
|Notes about the following table of dividend yields.
- The "Estimated Dividend" for each
stock below is our best estimate of the per
share amount that will be paid during the
next year, beginning on May-24-2013. Most
companies pay dividends on a quarterly frequency;
some pay annually or semi-annually.
The amount, timing, and growth of each dividend
is forecasted from several years of dividend
history, provided, of course, that the company
has an established track record. Otherwise,
the most recent (perceived) dividend policy
- Internal values have a precision of at least
twelve decimal places. Displayed values,
however, are rounded to either two or four decimal places.
- Therefore, if you calculate the dividend
yield by dividing the estimated dividend
by the price using the rounded amounts in
the table, you might get slightly different
values. The correct values are those that
- The table can be sorted by clicking on the
column headings of Stock (for an alphabetical
listing) or Dividend Yield (for a descending
- The "Dogs of the Dow" investment strategy is to maintain a portfolio that consists of the ten
DJIA stocks with the highest yields. Conventionally, equal amounts are invested in each of the
the ten stocks at the beginning of the year and held for one year. Clearly, the initiation time is
arbitrary and one could begin the investments at any time. Further, the holding period could be
modified such that when one of the top ten falls into the bottom twenty group, it could be replaced
with the stock that rose into the top ten. The following table can be ranked by yield (highest to lowest)
to facilitate implementation of the "Dogs of the Dow" strategy.