Dividend yield of Baldwin & Lyons, Inc.
The dividend yield or dividend-price ratio of a share is the dividend per share, divided by the price per share. It is also a company's total annual dividend payments divided by its market capitalization, assuming the number of shares is constant, and is often expressed as a percentage. The reciprocal of the dividend yield is the price-dividend ratio.
A higher dividend yield has been considered to be desirable among many investors. A high dividend yield can be considered to be evidence that a stock is underpriced or that the company has fallen on hard times and future dividends will not be as high as previous ones. Similarly a low dividend yield can be considered evidence that the stock is overpriced or that future dividends might be higher. Some investors may find a higher dividend yield attractive, for instance as an aid to marketing a fund to retail investors, or maybe because they cannot get their hands on the capital, which may be tied up in a trust arrangement. In contrast some investors may find a higher dividend yield unattractive, perhaps because it increases their tax bill.
Baldwin & Lyons, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in marketing and underwriting property and casualty insurance products primarily in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Property and Casualty Insurance, and Reinsurance. It provides a range of fleet transportation insurance products, such as commercial motor vehicle liability, physical damage, and other liability insurance; workers compensation insurance; specialized accident that include medical and indemnity insurance products for independent contractors; non-trucking motor vehicle liability insurance for independent contractors; fidelity and surety bonds; and inland marine products consisting of cargo insurance. The company also offers various additional services, including risk surveys and analyses, safety program design and monitoring, government compliance assistance, loss control, and cost studies; research, development, and consultation in connection with new insurance programs that comprise development of computerized systems to assist customers in monitoring their accident data; and claims handling services to clients with self-insurance programs. Baldwin & Lyons, Inc. was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana.
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