Comparing the above 2 charts, I will be excited with the bottom one. The pattern here is that of 3 lines going up "almost parallel" to each other (monotonous "tramlines"). This company's earnings have been growing consistently over many years. It was therefore not surprising that its share price has risen in tandem. In addition, it has given dividends consistently over the years. This dividend too has grown in tandem with the earnings. However, since the share price has also risen, the DY over the years hovered probably around the same range.
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For long term investors, the total shareholder returns are from dividend and capital appreciation. Look at this post here:
Selected Stock Performance Review
Most of the total shareholder returns will be from capital appreciation of the stock prices. I will concentrate on ensuring that I invest in a company's earnings. The dividend is at best a "surrogate" indicator of this company's good earnings.