FTSE 100 dividend forecasts fall 10% for 2023 and 2024

AJ Bell’s latest Dividend Dashboard

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
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FTSE 100 dividend forecasts for 2023 and 2024 have both fallen by 10%, even though total cash payouts for the index's stocks are set to remain steady due to strong share buyback activity.

The current overall total of ordinary dividends, special dividends and share buybacks for the FTSE 100 is second only to last year's, coming in at £137.2bn, compared to £137.6bn, AJ Bell's latest Dividend Dashboard report revealed. This equated to a cash yield of 6.9% for the FTSE 100 in 2023, with buybacks in 2023 currently totaling £54.7bn, close to 2022's high of £58.2bn. Stock Spotlight: easyJet soars to profitability as dividend return opens stock to income seekers This compared with 4.5% for two-year gilts and 4% for ten-year gilts, although Russ Mould, investment director at...

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