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Dividend

A Dividend is a portion of the company's earnings that it pays to certain a certain class of shareholder, because they own the shares of that company. This is usually paid out yearly, usually as cash. Companies that are profitable usually pay out Dividends.

Five Years Average Dividend Yield

FIVE_YEAR_AVG_DIVIDEND_YIELD is the the mean Dividend yield of the past 5 years. Example: AAPL has a five years average Dividend yield of 1.34%, which was calculated by taking the Dividend yields of the past 5 years and then summed and divided by 5.

Trailing Annual Dividend Rate / Yield

The TRAILING_ANNUAL_DIVIDEND_RATE or TRAILING_ANNUAL_DIVIDEND_YIELD is the total Dividend paid over the past 12 months to the shareholders, as a percentage of the stock price. For example, in 2020, AAPL has a trailing annual Dividend rate of 0.82%.