Dividend frequency refers to how often the board of directors of a company issues dividends. Typically, dividends are paid out quarterly but dividends can also be issued 2 times a year (bi-annually) or just once a year (annually). For example, Disney (a Dow stock) provides annual dividends. Regardless of which frequency is voted by the board, once chosen, companies usually do not change their dividend frequency. Most Dogs of the Dow companies for example issue quarterly dividends and investors rely on this frequency for cash flow. For more information on the Dogs of Dow companies, check the Dogs of the Dow Daily Year-to-Date Performance Tables or visit our homepage.
Related Terms: Dividend – Dividend Yield – Dogs of the Dow – Blue Chip Stocks – Dividend Declaration Date – Dividend Payment Date – Dividend Record Date – Ex-Dividend Date – Cash Dividend