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Glossary Term: STOCK DIVIDEND

Definition(s) for STOCK DIVIDEND:


1. ) refers to the payment of a corporate dividend in the form of stock rather than cash. The stock dividend may be additional shares in the company, or it may be shares in a subsidiary being spun off to shareholders. Stock dividends are often used to conserve cash needed to operate the business. Unlike a cash dividend, stock dividends are not taxed until sold.

2. ) A dividend paid in securities rather than cash. The dividend may be additional shares of the issuing company, or in shares of another company (usually a subsidiary) held by the company.

3. ) A dividend paid in shares of stock rather than cash. See also Spin-off



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