DEFINITION of 'Indicated Dividend'

The total dividends that would be paid on a share of stock throughout the next year if each dividend is the same amount as the previous payment.

BREAKING DOWN 'Indicated Dividend'

For example, if General Motors paid a dividend of $0.50 in each of the four quarters last year, the indicated dividend suggests they will pay that same $0.50 in each of the four quarters in the subsequent year.

This is a rough forecasting technique and is usually represented by the letter "e" in stock tables.

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