Northern Trust Dividend yield

 Price  116.45
 Dividend  2.79
 Earnings  9.10
 Cash-flow  6.51
 Book value  52.93
 Equity  52.60

Northern Trust is part of Financial Services business, which is part of Financials industry. Northern Trust is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Northern Trust paid a total dividend of 580 million USD last year, for a market value of 24,222 millions (Market Cap 23,854 millions). Dividend per share of Northern Trust is 2.79 USD, and his stock market price 116.45 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Northern Trust has a dividend yield of 2.40%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Financials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Northern Trust dividend yield with other Financial Services companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Northern Trust

Northern Trust Dividend Payout

About the ability of Northern Trust to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.79 per share, an amount that accounts for 2.40%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Northern Trust payout on ernings is currently 30.66%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Financials industry, which are 38.25% and 41.38% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Northern Trustcan maintain his current dividend.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Northern Trust is USD 6.51 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.79, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Northern Trust, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Financials industry and Financial Services sector companies.

Northern Trust payout

Northern Trust Dividend History

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Northern Trust Stock performance

Finally, last moth Northern Trust showed a return of 2.20% compared to a worldwide 1.12% average, and a 1.75% of Financials firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a 10.80% versus a worldwide performance of a 5.73%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Financial Services firms.

Northern Trust stock and market return