What is the Dividend Payout Ratio & How Do You Calculate It?

In a recent article, Lanny broke down what a dividend is and highlighted what is so great about receiving a dividend.   When I first started learning about dividend investing, there were a lot of articles and emphasis on assessing a company’s dividend payout ratio.  So I thought I would take some time today, provide a definition for the payout ratio, show how to calculate the metric, and some other details/tricks of the trade that we have picked up over the years as we continue to invest in dividend growth stocks.

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Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Stock Analysis (SWK)

I’m always on the hunt for a new, outstanding dividend growth stock to add to my portfolio or add to my next watch list.  To start this search, I pulled up a handy listing of Dividend Aristocrats and began digging away.  After some research, there was one stock that caught my eye and made my ears perk.  So you know what, I decided to perform a stock analysis on the company and see how well the company fit my portfolio.  That company is…Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK).  Let’s see how well the company performed when put through the Dividend Diplomats Stock Screener and a few other metrics!

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