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As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Shire PLC is 0.44%.
Shire PLC stock dividend yield is close to 2-year high.
During the past 13 years, the highest Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Shire PLC was 0.70%. The lowest was 0.23%. And the median was 0.42%.
Shire PLC's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was 0.06.
During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Shire PLC was 1.23. The lowest was 0.05. And the median was 0.25.
As of Today, the Forward Annual Dividend Yield of Shire PLC is 0.16%.
Shire PLC's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $0.13.
During the past 12 months, Shire PLC's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 20.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 16.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 16.40% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 23.70% per year.
During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Shire PLC was 57.90% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 13.45% per year.
The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.
For more information regarding to dividend, please check our Dividend Page.
Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.
Shire PLC Recent Full-Year Dividend History
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Shire PLC's Trailing Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as
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Current Share Price is $157.32.
Shire PLC's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $0.699.
Shire PLC's Forward Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as
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Current Share Price is $157.32.
Shire PLC's Dividends Per Share for the forward twelve months is calculated as $0.126 * 2 = $0.252.
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.
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