Profits that a company or mutual fund distributes to shareholders.
Mutual fund dividends are paid out of income from the scheme's investments and can be announced out of the realized gains only. While dividends in the hands of the investor are free from tax, mutual funds are now required to pay a "distribution tax" for dividends declared from debt-oriented schemes.
Earnings paid by a corporation to its stockholders. In preferred stock, dividends usually are fixed; with common shares, dividends vary with the fortunes of the company. Preferred stock is supposed to pay a regular and prescribed dividend amount. Common stock pays varying amounts when declared.
are a way for the insurance company to share part of its favorable results with policyholders. They result when actual life insurance costs turn out to be less than what the company assumed in setting its premiums. Although dividends are not guaranteed, dividends give you the opportunity to receive an enhanced death benefit and cash value growth.
Distributions of money or securities to a company's shareholders declared by a company's board of directors.
Payment by a corporation to shareholders, taxable as ordinary income, for which most corporations receive no deduction. However, some investor-owned public utilities are entitled to a limited deduction for dividends paid on certain preferred stock. Such amount may be taxed to the shareholder as ordinary income (to the extent of current and accumulated earnings and profits) or capital gain (to the extent of stock basis) or the amount may be treatde as a return of capital. Back to the Top
A distribution of the earnings of a corporation paid to the common and preferred stockholders. An amount that is returned to the policyowner by the insurance company on participating policies. The policy dividend from an insurance company is not considered a taxable distribution by the IRS, but as a refund of a portion of the premium paid.
The amount a business pays to shareholders.
Dividend payments, usually in the form of money or stock, are paid to shareholders of a corporation or some other cooperative society or membership club. The dividend amount is decided by the board of directors and is usually paid on a quarterly basis. Dividends must be declared as income in the year they are received.
Dividends are cash payments distributed by a company to shareholders out of profits generated from business activities. In general, companies with more cash tend to pay higher dividends per share. On the other hand, companies with poor earnings may choose to forgo divided payouts. Firms decide at their shareholders meetings how much in profits should be distributed as dividends. Many companies pay interim dividends, which represent about half of their annual dividend payouts, after they close their books for the fiscal first half. There are popular yardsticks that measure how much in profits is paid out in dividends to shareholders. The payout ratio is the percentage of net profit paid out in dividends, and the dividend yield is calculated by dividing dividends per share by the current share price. There are a variety of dividends, including ordinary dividends and commemorative dividends.
That part of a company's profit after tax which is distributed to shareholders.
Payments that are made to shareholders of a company or a mutual fund. They may be payments in the form of units, additional shares or cash.
When a company makes a profit, it can pay part of these profits to its shareholders in the form of cash, additional shares or other assets. Such payments are known as dividends (see paragraph 3, Section IV above).
Dividends are profits distributed to shareholders of a corporation. In addition to cash, a dividend can also be paid in shares of stock or other property.
The interest paid on your account by your credit union or by a company where you own stock.
Amounts paid to shareholders, usually annually or semi-annually, representing a return on their investment in a company. Preference shares receive a fixed dividend while for equity shares the level of dividend depends on the profitability of the company. Dividends are effectively declared and paid net of 20% income tax.
A dividend is a portion of a company's profit paid to preferred and common shareholders. A stock selling for $20 a share with an annual dividend of $1 a share yields the investor 5%.
Amount distributed out of a company net profits to shareholders; they effectively liquidate a portion of the ownership claim.
The proportion of a company's profit that it pays to its shareholders, a dividend paid during the financial year is called an interim dividend payment and a dividend paid following shareholder approval of the company's year end accounts is called a final dividend.
Income payable to shareholders. Dividends are optional and not guaranteed, usually paid half-yearly, known as 'Interim' and 'Final' Dividends. Can be Cash or Scrip Dividends.
regular payments made by a company to the owners of certain securities. Typically, dividends are paid quarterly, by approval of the board of directors, to owners of preferred stock.
Cash or stock payments from a company's profits distributed to stockholders, an equal amount for each share of stock owned. Listed as dividends on the statement of stockholders' equity.
Profits of a firm that are distributed to its investors (stockholders).
Profits of the company distributed to shareholders. Although dividends reduce stockholder's equity they are not expenses and are paid from net income after taxes. The decision to pay or not to pay a dividend and the amount of the dividend are the responsibility of the Board of Directors of a company.
A portion of company earnings that are authorized by the company's board of directors to be paid to the holders of the various classes of its shares, based on the class of the security. While it is usually paid in cash, it can also be paid in the form of stock, or scrip.
Corporations, pay cash dividends declared on Common Stock usually quarterly, to shareowners of record on the declared record date. Shares directly registered on the books of the corporation are paid directly to shareholders while the corporation pays shares held through a broker to the broker.
Distributions from a company in the form of money or securities. Dollar Cost Averaging An investment plan with regular purchases regardless of market direction.
The amount of money paid each year on a life insurance policy or share of stock to the shareholder or the policyholder.
The amount of money returned to the owner of the participating policy determined by past experience of the company in investment earnings, mortality and expenses when compared to the pricing assumptions of the policy. Dividends are not guaranteed and are subject to change.
Cash payments made to stockholders by the corporation.
Those moneys earned by a fund on the equity or debt securities held in its portfolio. A fund pays a corresponding amount to its shareholders as dividends. Mutual fund owners may keep the dividend or reinvest it automatically to purchase additional shares in the fund.
Dividends are payments made by a company to its shareholders. This payment is obtained from a company's net profits. Dividend payments are proposed by company directors and ratified by its shareholders. Payments on preference shares are usually a fixed amount. However, for ordinary shares, the dividend varies with the financial performance of the company. Therefore if a company has not had profits or has had low profits dividends could be withheld from ordinary shareholders.
A payment distributed to shareholders by a company. Unit trusts may also pay out dividends, which may be the aggregated dividends or income from the securities the fund holds.
The portion of a company's after-tax profits that is paid to its shareholders, usually six-monthly. (see also Take advantage of compounding earnings, Cash Management trusts, Investing in shares)
After-tax company profits paid to shareholders.
A portion of a company's income paid to shareholders as a return on their investment.
Company earnings that are paid out from after-tax profits (usually quarterly) to shareholders based on shares or stocks they hold. Dividends can be earned on stocks and certain mutual funds.
Payments made by companies and mutual funds to shareholders and unit-holders, respectively, from the income generated by it.
In stock investing, a portion of the company's earnings distributed in cash (or occasionally in the form of more stock) to stockholders, at the discretion of the company's board of directors. In mutual funds, dividends represent the accumulated investment income (from interest and dividends) from securities held in the portfolio, paid to shareholders.
The profits paid out to the owners (shareholders).
paid to shareholders in shares of stock rather than cash.
Company profits paid to shareholders according to the proportion of the company they own.
A distribution of money or stock that a corporation pays to stockholders
(1) Are a refund of excess premiums paid on participating whole life policies. Dividends are paid from the insurance company's divisible surplus. (2) When a business makes a periodic payment to its shareholders.
Distributions of assets by a corporation to its owners.
Distributions of cash or securities to a company's shareholders.
The amount of money paid each year on a life insurance policy, share of stock, or other investment paid to the policy-holder or the shareholder.
The means by which companies distribute their profits to shareholders and expressed as the dividend per share. Dividends are usually paid twice a year.
A shareholder's share of a company's profits, typically paid out in quarterly installments. To find out how much you'll receive, multiply the dividend (published in your local paper) by the number of shares you own.
A distribution to the owners of a business of either cash or securities.
A payment made to shareholders by companies out of profits.
For TIAA Traditional Annuities, amounts credited to accumulations or paid to retirees over and above contractually guaranteed interest. For the CREF variable accounts, or TIAA-CREF Mutual Funds, the portions of current earnings attributed to distributions on common stock held in the account.
Dividends are paid by corporations on stocks held by a mutual fund portfolio. The mutual fund company distributes these dividends to their shareholders who must report the distributions on their income tax return, even if the dividends are automatically reinvested in the fund to buy additional shares.
Income paid on shares* out of company profits.
part of a company's after-tax earnings per share which its Board of Directors decides, usually quarterly, to distribute to the shareholders. Dividends are not paid on stock options.
Refer to distributions made by a corporation to its shareholders. The shareholders can be common or preferred. Dividends are usually paid in cash. However, dividends are sometimes paid in stock. There have been situations where the dividend was paid in product or a processed good such as a precious metal.
Profit income earned by stockholders.
An amount distributed out of a company's profits to its shareholders in proportion to the number of shares they hold. A preferred dividend usually is for a fixed amount, while a common dividend may fluctuate with the profits of the company.
A per-share payment designated by a company's board of directors to be distributed among shareholders. For preferred shares, it is generally a fixed amount. For common shares, the dividend varies with the fortunes of the company and the amount of cash on hand. It may be omitted if business is poor or the directors withhold earnings to invest in plant and equipment.
(1) Policyholder Dividend - The return of part of the premium paid for a policy issued on a participating basis by an insurer. Any such dividend is dependent upon premiums collected in excess of losses and expenses for the particular class of business at the end of the policy period. (2) Stockholder Dividend - A portion of the surplus paid to the stockholders of a corporation.
Distributions of money by a corporation to its stockholders.
Periodic cash payments made by corporations and mutual funds to their stockholders.
that portion of corporate profits paid out to shareholders
The distribution of earnings to stockholders by a company. Dividends are usually paid out from current earnings.
Payments made to shareholders of a company in the form of cash or additional shares.
These are payments to the shareholders of a limited company.
Income distributed to shareholders. Dividends can be received from the ownership of stock or from mutual funds. Mutual fund share holders have the option to reinvest dividends automatically in order to purchase more shares.
Dividends are payments made by companies with shareholders. For each share you hold in a company, you will receive one equivalent share of any profits set aside for dividend payments.
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An amount paid to an investor either in cash or additional stock by a corporation.
Profits from corporations that are distributed to the stockholders in accordance with their proportional shares of the corporation's stock.
A distribution of profits made by a company to its shareholders.
Payments some companies make to shareholders representing a share of the profits earned in a given period and usually paid in the form of money or stock.
The portion of a corporation's earnings that it distributes among its stockholders, in proportion to the number and kind of shares they own. The decision to pay dividends is made by the board of directors, and they usually are paid quarterly, in the form of cash, stock, or rarely, some other property. Preferred stock dividends usually are fixed over a period of time, whereas common stock dividends are more dependent on the company's earnings and current cash position.
Regular payments made by companies to their stock holders, which can vary over time. These payments compensate the investors for not receiving interest which they might have received with other investments. Investors can also make a profit if the stock price increases over time. Future dividends can have an impact on the worth of an option as the equity or underlying price normally drops when a dividend payment is made.
cash payments made to stockholders of a company, usually on a quarterly basis. These payments come out of company earnings. Small growth companies usually do not pay dividends; rather they put their earnings back into the company to promote growth.
A payment to shareholders from a company's profits, with payments proportional to the number of shares held (dividends are a certain number of dollars or cents per share).
The portion of a company's earnings and profits that are paid to you as a stockholder in the company. These payments may be ordinary dividends, capital gain distributions or nontaxable distributions. You usually receive dividends in cash, but you may receive them in the form of more stock, stock rights, property or services. Companies or brokerage firms report dividend income to you on Form 1099-DIV.
Proceeds paid by the company as a return on an original investment. Generally, they are discretionary with the company and aren't paid unless contracted for or after the company has gone public. Dividends can be paid either in cash or in kind, i.e. additional shares of stock. Cumulative - Missed dividend payments that continue to accrue. Non-cumulative - Missed dividend payments that do not accrue. Participating - Dividends which share (participate) with common stock. Non-participating - Dividends which do not share with common stock.
Payments made by companies to their stockholders, usually paid from profits.
Dividends represent amounts paid to shareholders out of the profits of a business. Dividends are usually paid annually or semi-annually, and represent part of return on a shareholdersâ€(tm) investment in a business. Preference shares receive a fixed dividend while for equity shares the level of dividend depends on the profitability of the business. Dividends are effectively declared and paid net of income tax. (see also dividend cover)
Share of profits paid to shareholders twice yearly as an interim dividend and a final dividend.
Dividends are payments of part of a company's earnings to people who hold stock in the company.
Profits that a corporation or mutual fund distributes to shareholders.
are surplus funds that an insurance company pays to clients who have participating life insurance policies. These are not guaranteed until declared. Illustrations are assumptions only. Non-participating polices don't share in dividends.
When a company makes a profit, the board of directors may opt to distribute a portion to shareholders in the form of dividends. Dividends are usually distributed according to the number or shares each person holds. Usually, the more shares you hold, the more dividend income you receive.
A portion of a corporation’s assets paid to stockholders on a per-share basis. Preferred stock is supposed to pay a regular and prescribed dividend amount. Common stock pays varying amounts when declared.
Payments from retained earnings to shareholders to compensate them for their investment, usually declared by the Board of Directors
Usually a portions of the company profits paid to shareholders divided ratably on a per-share basis as authorized by the company's board of directors. .
This is the cash payment, per share, made by the company to its shareholders usually every quarter. It is usually the part of profits that was not reinvested in the company. Dividends are taxed as income, not capital gains.
The proportion of a company's Profit that it pays to its shareholders, usually declared as a dividend per share (DPS). In the UK the dividend is normally paid in two parts; an interim dividend payment and a final dividend once the final results are known. Compare with Earnings.
1) A payment made out of the profits of a Company to the shareholders. It can be omitted if the Company has made no profit or insufficient profit or is in trouble with its cash flow. 2) A distribution by a trustee in bankruptcy paid to creditors in respect of realisation of the bankrupt's assets or by a liquidator in respect of the realised assets of a Company which is being woundâ€‘up.
Your share of profits, usually paid quarterly.
A distribution of earnings from a fund to its shareholders paid in the form of cash or additional shares of the fund.
While recent changes in tax law have brought dividends back into "vogue", there is a much older and stronger case to be made for dividends: nothing, absolutely nothing, validates a company's cash flows/profits as much as a dividend payment. As Doug Casey rather irreverently put it, "dividends are an outward sign of inward grace." While not all of our investments pay dividends (there are some very sound reasons to buy selected non-dividend payers), we know, as do many others of course, that dividends can comprise a significant portion of the return on investments over the years. This is particularly true for stocks whose dividends can increase over time; not for nothing is compounding called "the eighth wonder of the world."
Portion of earnings companies pay their owners. There are two kinds: (1) money you earn on your credit union savings accounts (as a member, you are an owner of DCU) or (2) the share of earnings companies pay you when you own their stock. To beginning of page
A percentage of a company's profits paid to its shareholders.
Earnings and profits of a corporation appropriated for distribution among shareholders.
Distributions to owners (stockholders) of a corporation.
Dividends can refer to earnings given from the life insurance company, a refund of an overpayment on a premium, or death benefit payments in the premium.
Distribution of earnings to owners of a CORPORATION in cash, other ASSETS of the corporation, or the corporation's CAPITAL STOCK.
Amount a company distributes as a return to shareholders. Usually declared as a dividend per share (DPS). Failure to pay is know as passing, a heinous crime in the UK but more common elsewhere. UK dividends are usually paid twice a year; US dividends are paid quarterly.
amounts paid to business owners based on their investment. Typically, dividends represent a share of profits, paid to shareholders proportionate to the shares held. Cooperatives sometimes pay dividends to encourage member investment.
Distributions to stockholders declared by the corporate Board of Directors.
The profits from a company that are actually distributed to shareholders.
Earnings distributed to shareholders of a company proportionate to their ownership interest.
The portion of a company's profit that is paid out to its shareholders in direct relation to the number of shares owned.
Company earnings that may be paid out to shareholders according to the number of shares or stocks they hold. Dividends can be earned on stocks and certain mutual funds.
The portions of a corporation's profits that the firm pays out each period to shareholders. Also called distributed profits.
Payments to fund shareholders of dividends (from stocks), interest (from bonds), and/or capital gains earned on the securities held by the fund. Income dividends are paid after deducting operating expenses.
Money returned to policyholders from an insurance company's earnings. Considered a partial premium refund rather than a taxable distribution, reflecting the difference between the premium charged and actual losses. Many life insurance policies and some property/casualty policies pay dividends to their owners. Life insurance policies that pay dividends are called participating policies.
Returns of overcharges of premium on participating policies. From the premiums that policyholders pay, the company deducts its mortality charges and its operating expenses. Any amount that collected premiums exceed these charges and expenses is returned to policy owners in the form of dividends.
Amount distributed out of a company's net profit to shareholders.