FTSE 100 Set to Yield 5% in 2019

Dividends paid by UK companies should break the £100 billion mark in 2019. The stock market's forecast 4.8% yield will be the highest since the financial crisis

David Brenchley 21 January, 2019 | 10:48AM
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Dividends paid by listed UK companies is predicted to smash through the £100 billion mark in 2019. The yield on UK shares has now reached a near-decade-long high, according to research by Link Asset Services.

Firms in the UK paid out a record headline £99.8 billion to shareholders in 2018, the shareholder services group’s latest Dividend Monitor shows, up 5.1% from 2017. Underlying dividends, which exclude special payouts, grew at a faster rate at 8.7% to £95.9 billion.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Babcock International Group PLC329.48 GBX0.09
British American Tobacco PLC2,597.50 GBX0.68Rating
Imperial Brands PLC1,572.00 GBX0.90Rating
Lloyds Banking Group PLC48.87 GBX-1.08Rating
NatWest Group PLC232.60 GBX-0.43Rating
Standard Chartered PLC486.60 GBX-1.56Rating

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk