Most users are familiar with the dividend yield of a stock and many investors like to keep an eye on this important metric. Usually when an investor sees a yield, they are looking at the trailing dividend yield, which is usually the way an Intrinio user will want to see the data.
Intrinio uses the tag trailing_dividend_yield for this datapoint; however there are many more ways to think about and calculate a firm’s dividend. There are many types of dividend tags and many ways to get data about dividends and some companies report dividends in different ways as well.
This diversity of dividend options makes it important to explore the different ways you can access dividends. The following lists show the numerous ways dividends can be pulled from Intrinio data.