Last Dividend Paid

Indicator Description

Many stable companies today pay out dividends to their shareholders in the form of the income distribution, but high-growth firms rarely offer dividends because all of their earnings are reinvested back to the business.

Last Dividend 
 = 
Last Profit Distribution Amount 
Total Shares 

Last Dividend Paid refers to dividend per share(DPS) paid to the shareholder the last time dividends were issued by a company. In its conventional sense, dividends refer to the distribution of some of a company's net earnings or capital gains decided by the board of directors.

Last Dividend Paid In A Nutshell

A decreasing dividend could indicate a simple cash flow issue that needs to be corrected by pulling back dividend payments. Another issue could be sales have declined and there is not enough excess cash to pay toward investors. Again, if the dividend amount begins to fall, you should take a good look at the fundamental data and understand what their reasoning is. Not every time will it be something bad, but it certainly is worth your concern for the short term.

When looking to invest in companies, and item you should be looking for is dividends. A dividend is simply money returned to shareholders and is usually paid when the company is performing well. Not all companies give dividends, but it certainly is a welcomed addition many investor seek. Specifically, you want to look at the last dividend paid and determine if it is inline with previous payments are has changed either up or down. Typically, you want to see dividends remain constant or increase. If a dividend begins to decrease, this could signal the company needs the extra cash to go elsewhere.

Closer Look at Last Dividend Paid

Dividends are usually paid quarterly, but can also be paid monthly or annually. There may also be a surprise dividend if the company has a better than expected quarter, which then leads to a higher sense of confidence that company can continue growing at a healthy pace. It may not be necessary to find dividend paying stocks as there are plenty of well performing companies that do not issue dividends. Be sure to look at your current investing strategy to see if dividends will benefit your current situation and if you still have questions, consult an investing professional and they can help to point you in the right direction.

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