stock dividend


: the payment by a corporation of a dividend in the form of shares usually of its own stock without change in par value compare stock split
: the stock distributed in a stock dividend

Examples of stock dividend in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Annual stock dividend payouts increased over 12 times, while the remaining price-only return grew forty-four times. Wes Moss, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 How does bond interest stack up against the income-producing potential of stock dividends? Wes Moss, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Their leaders have to keep dealmakers focused on big returns while satisfying shareholders’ desire for steady profits and stock dividends. Dawn Lim, Fortune, 12 Feb. 2024 And that has been understood to mean that the government may impose taxes on wages or earnings and stock dividends, but not on property or corporate wealth that grows in value. David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2023 In his quarter-century as chief executive of Rochester Drug Cooperative Inc., Laurence F. Doud III made the distributor the country’s seventh-largest wholesaler, sending stock dividends to record highs as revenue topped $1 billion. Colin Moynihan,, 8 Mar. 2023 Janus Henderson said that total energy stock dividend payments rose 7% in the third quarter to nearly $416 billion…and 90% of oil companies either raised their dividends or held them steady, with some energy firms choosing to pay one-time special dividends. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 20 Nov. 2022 Other moves have included buying a 22 percent stake in a gold mine, pushing for its popcorn to be sold in retail stores and creating a special stock dividend, called APE, for the retail investors who rallied around the stock and helped the company avoid bankruptcy. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Nov. 2022 To conserve cash, the lender will suspend its stock dividend. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 16 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stock dividend was circa 1902

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“Stock dividend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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