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Listed company dividend yield highest in 5 years

The dividend yield of listed companies last year was the highest in the past five years.

As a result of analyzing the cash dividend disclosures of corporations with a December settlement by the Korea Exchange, the average market price dividend rates of common stock and preferred stock last year were 2.32% and 2.65%, respectively. This is higher than the yield of the one-year government bond and the interest rate on the one-year term deposit last year.

By industry, the telecommunication industry recorded the highest dividend yield of 3.7% last year. It was followed by the finance industry (3.66%) and the electricity and gas industry (3.35%).

Reference-www.mk.co.kr

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