TeachMeFinance.com - explain dividend
Dividend -- Money earned on stock holdings; usually, it represents a share of profits paid in proportion to the share of ownership.
dividend -- a payment, usually in cash, that a corporation makes to its stockholders. The dividend is the stockholders' share of the profits left after the company sets aside funds to finance operations, expansion and modernization.
Dividend -- A profit paid to a holder of stock. A cash dividend is one payable in cash, that is, by check which calls for cash ; a scrip dividend is one payable in scrip, or in other words, a due bill, usually bearing interest at the legal rate and usually convertible into stock, but having no voting power and entitled to no dividend until converted into stock; a stock dividend is one payable in the stock of the company which declares such a dividend or occasionally in the stock of a company owned by it ; a cumulative dividend is a dividend which if not paid regularly or in full accumulates and must be paid in the future ; a non-cumulative dividend is a dividend that does not accumulate and therefore if not paid regularly or in full has not to be paid in the future; accumulated dividends are cumulative dividends past due ; accrued dividend is the proportion of a regular dividend not yet payable that has accumulated at a given time after the date of payment of the last preceding dividend.
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