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Glossary Term: DIVIDEND

Definition(s) for DIVIDEND:


1. ) A distribution by an issuer to holders of the issuer's stock. Or, a share of a company's net profits distributed by the company to a class of its stockholders. The dividend is paid in a fixed amount for each share of stock held.

2. ) The payment designated by the Board of Directors to be distributed pro rata among the shares out-standing. For preferred shares, the dividend is usually a fixed amount. For common shares, the dividend varies with the fortunes of the company and the amount of cash on hand, and may be omitted if business is poor or if the directors determine to withhold earnings to invest in plants and equip-ment. Sometimes a company will pay a dividend out of past earnings even if it is not currently operating at a profit.

3. ) See Dividends

4. ) A share of profits paid to a stockholder.

5. ) That part of a company's post-tax profits distributed to shareholders. (See also Final Dividend and Interim Dividend )

6. ) That part of a company's profits after tax which is distributed to shareholders - usually expressed in pence per share. Also see Scrip Issue.

7. ) Part of a company's profits paid to shareholders as a reward for their investment in the company.

8. ) A share of the company's profits distributed to shareholders of the company's ordinary and preferred stocks. The dividend payout is determined by the company's board of directors and may be paid out in cash or stock dividend.


See Also:
SPECIAL DIVIDEND, CASH DIVIDEND, CUMULATIVE DIVIDEND FEATURE, DISCOUNTED DIVIDEND MODEL (DDM), DIVIDEND CAPTURE, DIVIDEND CLAWBACK, DIVIDEND CLIENTELE, DIVIDEND DISCOUNT MODEL (DDM), DIVIDEND GROWTH MODEL, DIVIDEND IN ARREARS, DIVIDEND INCOME, DIVIDEND PAYOUT RATIO, DIVIDEND POLICY, DIVIDEND RATE, DIVIDEND REINVESTMENT PLAN (DRIP), DIVIDEND ROLLOVER PLAN, DIVIDEND YIELD (FUNDS)


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