It would be helpful to be able to see what a company is paying annually per share.
There are many places to see a company's annual dividends! The first, and most obvious is to look on any search engine, such as Google. Key in the words XXX company stock dividends history. Then follow any necessary further buttons.
Another is to go your broker's web site and click on any summaries that they have, then the company you in which you are interested and look at the Annual Dividend pop-up. It should show both in cents and percentages.
Another is to just ask your broker (;-} .That is what they are there for, not just to sell stock!
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