Dividend Payout Ratio
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Discover how this ratio can help you determine how well a company's earnings support its dividend payments.
Investopedia explains: Income investing is a term used to describe a style of stock-picking focusing on securities that generate a cash stream - like traditional bonds, dividend-paying stocks and diversified investment structures that basket income-producing equities like mutual funds and ETFs.
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The dividend payout ratio and retention ratio measure how much profit a company gives back to shareholders as dividends. When a business earns money, it must decide whether to use all of its earnings for future operations or to pass some of it along to stockholders through a quarterly dividend check.
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Weighted average cost of capital may be hard to calculate, but it's a solid way to measure investment quality
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