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Last Updated: Aug 11, 2016     Views: 101

Search Datastream, available in Lippincott Library.

Use Datastream Excel
Choose Datastream-AFO
Choose Time Series Request
To get the dividend yield for the S&P 500 enter
the Datastream mnemonic: S&PCOMP
Enter the datatype DY for dividend yield
Enter the frequency
Enter the time period you want.

For the dividend yield for individual stocks, use the Datastream mnemonic
for that stock.
For example U:IBM

Capital Cube is another option for dividend yields of individual stocks.  Search by company name or ticker to locate a company's profile.  Click on Peer Analysis to see how a stock's dividend yield compares with its peers.