price-dividend ratio

price-dividend ratio UK US noun [C] (ABBREVIATION PDR, P/D ratio)
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the relationship between the present price of a share and the dividend in the previous year, used to compare the performance of companies: »

All of these stocks have a price-dividend ratio in the bottom 20% of the market.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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