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GuruFocus has detected 7 Warning Signs with Symantec Corp \$SYMC.
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Symantec Corp (NAS:SYMC)
5-Year Dividend Growth Rate
0.00% (As of Dec. 2016)

Symantec Corp's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$0.08.

During the past 12 months, Symantec Corp's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was -37.50% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the average dividends per share growth rate.

Symantec Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 1.07. As of today, Symantec Corp's Dividend Yield is 0.95%.

Warning Sign:

Symantec Corp stock dividend yield is close to 3-year low.

Definition

This is the average annual rate that a company has been raising its dividends. The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the average dividends per share growth rate.

Explanation

1. Dividend Payout Ratio measures the percentage of the companys earnings paid out as dividends.

Symantec Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

 Dividend Payout Ratio = Dividends Per Share (Q: Dec. 2016 ) / Earnings per Share (Q: Dec. 2016 ) = 0.075 / 0.07 = 1.07

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Symantec Corp was 4.62. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 3.75.

2. Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

Symantec Corp Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.0752017-02-162017-02-202017-03-15Cash Dividendquarterly
0.0752016-11-172016-11-212016-12-14Cash Dividendquarterly
0.0752016-08-182016-08-222016-09-14Cash Dividendquarterly
0.0752016-06-062016-06-082016-06-22Cash Dividendquarterly

Symantec Corp's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

 Dividend Yield = Most Recent Full Year Dividend / Current Share Price = 0.3 / 31.63 = 0.95 %

Current Share Price is \$31.63.
Symantec Corp's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is \$0.3.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Symantec Corp was 3.61%. The lowest was 0.56%. And the median was 2.45%.

Warning Sign:

Symantec Corp stock dividend yield is close to 3-year low.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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