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On Bloomberg's web site (accessed via USATODAY), in the Fundamentals section of a quote are listed both "dividend yield" and "relative dividend yield".

I get the "dividend yield" calculation (annual dividends divided by current share price), but I don't understand what the "relative dividend yield" is or how it is calculated. It always seems to be lower than the "dividend yield", which implies lower dividends, higher share price, or both.

For example, a quote from PG this morning 4/11/00:
Price $64.6875
Quarterly Dividend $0.32
Dividend Yield 1.9246%
Relative Dividend Yield 1.6940%

Can anyone clarify ??? Thanks in advance.
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Subject: What is "Relative Dividend Yield"?
Author: danawhesse Date: 4/11/00 10:38 AM Number: 632

.....On Bloomberg's web site...in the Fundamentals section of a quote are listed both "dividend yield" and "relative dividend yield".....I don't understand what the "relative dividend yield" is or how it is calculated....

For example, a quote from PG this morning 4/11/00:
Price $64.6875
Quarterly Dividend $0.32
Dividend Yield 1.9246%
Relative Dividend Yield 1.6940%

Can anyone clarify ??? Thanks in advance.


Relative yield, and Relative P/E, are measured against (relative to) others in the same sector. Well, at least that's what they claim!

Nothing to analyze here!
TAfool
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