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As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of BHP Billiton Ltd is 5.20%.
BHP Billiton Ltd stock dividend yield is close to 10-year high.
During the past 13 years, the highestTrailing Annual Dividend Yield of BHP Billiton Ltd was 4.56%. The lowest was 0.94%. And the median was 2.17%.
BHP Billiton Ltd's Dividend Payout Ratio for the six months ended in Jun. 2014 was 0.55.
During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of BHP Billiton Ltd was 4.54. The lowest was 0.17. And the median was 0.50.
BHP Billiton Ltd's Dividends Per Share for the six months ended in Jun. 2014 was $1.18.
During the past 12 months, BHP Billiton Ltd's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 8.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 13.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 8.80% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 16.50% per year.
During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of BHP Billiton Ltd was 33.00% per year. The lowest was -25.50% per year. And the median was 7.90% per year.
The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.
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Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.
BHP Billiton Ltd Recent Full-Year Dividend History
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BHP Billiton Ltd's Trailing Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as
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Current Share Price is $46.33.
BHP Billiton Ltd's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $2.42.
Over the long term, the return from dividends has been a significant contributor to the total returns produced by equity securities. Studies by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, and Mike Staunton of Princeton University (2002) found that a market-oriented portfolio, which included reinvested dividends, would have generated nearly 85 times the wealth generated by the same portfolio relying solely on capital gains.
Dividends may also qualify a lower tax rate for investors.
In dividends investing, Payout Ratio and Dividend Growth Rate are the two most important variables for consideration. A lower payout ratio may indicate that the company has more room to increase its dividends.