FTSE 100's Dividend Yield Passes 4%

Dividends in the first quarter of 2018 grew 7.6% on a headline basis, but sterling strength trimmed underlying payouts

David Brenchley 23 April, 2018 | 1:49PM
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The yield from FTSE 100 companies rose to above 4% in the first quarter of 2018 as share prices in the unloved UK stock market continued to fall, the Link Asset Service’s UK Dividend Monitor shows.

The percentage yield from the UK’s blue chips rose 8% from 3.7% to a touch over 4%, while the FTSE 250’s ticked up 10 basis points to 2.7%. The yield of the overall market edged up 11% to 3.9%.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
AstraZeneca PLC8,996.00 GBP0.00Rating
BHP Group PLC1,941.00 GBP0.00Rating
BP PLC355.00 GBP0.00Rating
British American Tobacco PLC2,600.00 GBP0.00Rating
Entain PLC2,125.00 GBP0.00
EVRAZ PLC633.00 GBP0.00
HSBC Holdings PLC434.80 GBP0.00Rating
Persimmon PLC2,610.00 GBP0.00
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B1,767.60 GBP0.00Rating
Standard Life Aberdeen PLC257.70 GBP0.00
Wood Group (John) PLC225.50 GBP0.00

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk