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di vi dend

  • n  that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly
  • n  a number to be divided by another number
  • n  a bonus; something extra (especially a share of a surplus)

  • The company paid 16 a share in dividends, meaning Greenberg would have collected $7 million.
  • Many a directorate met last week and the main talk of most was what to do about their quarterly dividend.
  • As corporate indicators go, earnings are usually proof of what has been, dividends an indication of what is yet to be.
News & Articles


  • Lindsey Graham in Reuters South Africa
    I think it goes along the lines that now is the time to lower tax rates for investors, capital gains tax, dividend tax rates, to make sure that we can get the economy jump-started,said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
  • Tony Hayward in Wall Street Journal
    We are considering all options on the dividend. But no decision has been made,he said.
  • Jeffrey Immelt in Washington Post
    In a statement, chief executive Jeffrey R. Immelt said the dividend cut is "the right precautionary action at this time to further strengthen our company for the long-term, while still providing an attractive dividend."

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