In our latest Today’s Market Takeaways, EquityThe amount of money that would be returned to shareholders if a company’s assets were sold off and all its debt repaid. Research Analyst Kate Austin explores the pandemic’s impact on dividends—some of which have been cut or suspended. For investors relying on dividendsA cash payment to investors who own stock in the company. for income, Kate advises to not just look at dividendA cash payment to investors who own stock in the company. yieldsYield is a measure of the income on an investment in relation to the price. There are several ways to measure yield. The current yield of a security is the income over the past year (either dividends or coupon payments) divided by the current price., but to also consider a company’s balance sheet, cash position, free cash flow and business prospects.