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Willis Group Holdings PLC (NYSE:WSH)
Dividend Yield
2.61% (As of Today)

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Willis Group Holdings PLC is 2.61%.

Warning Sign:

Willis Group Holdings PLC stock dividend yield is close to 5-year low.

WSH' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 5.36
Current: 2.61

1.67
5.36

During the past 13 years, the highestTrailing Annual Dividend Yield of Willis Group Holdings PLC was 5.36%. The lowest was 1.67%. And the median was 2.71%.

WSH's Dividend Yieldis ranked higher than
51% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. WSH: 2.61 )

Willis Group Holdings PLC's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was 0.00.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Willis Group Holdings PLC was 1.86. The lowest was 0.18. And the median was 0.46.

Willis Group Holdings PLC's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0.30.

During the past 12 months, Willis Group Holdings PLC's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 6.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 2.50% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 1.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 3.60% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Willis Group Holdings PLC was 17.80% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 1.30% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

For more information regarding to dividend, please check our Dividend Page.


Definition

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

Willis Group Holdings PLC Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.3002014-09-262014-09-302014-10-15Cash Dividendquarterly
0.3002014-06-262014-06-302014-07-15Cash Dividendquarterly
0.3002014-03-272014-03-312014-04-15Cash Dividendquarterly

Willis Group Holdings PLC's Trailing Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Trailing Annual Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=0.9/45.26
=1.99 %

Current Share Price is $45.26.
Willis Group Holdings PLC's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $0.9.

Willis Group Holdings PLC's Projected Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Projected Annual Dividend Yield=Forward Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=1.2/45.26
=2.65 %

Current Share Price is $45.26.
Willis Group Holdings PLC's Dividends Per Share for the forward twelve months is calculated as $0.3 * 4 = $1.2.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

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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Related Terms

Dividend Payout Ratio, Dividends Per Share, 3-Year Dividends Growth Rate, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate

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