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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The stock dividend goes first to the mutual fund, which holds onto it temporarily. Dallas News, 20 Feb. 2022 Notably, the company completed a 20-for-one stock split in the form of a one-time special stock dividend in mid-July, making its stock a lot more affordable to the retail investor. Trefis Team, Forbes, 10 Aug. 2022 Both are senior to common stock in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, and the stock dividend would vanish well before those payments dry up. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2022 Streaming your favorite song and getting a fractional payment of those royalties is much sexier than a blue-chip stock dividend. Elan Jacoby, Rolling Stone, 2 May 2022 Tesla shares jumped 8% in midday trading Monday after disclosing plans for a stock split likely aimed at increasing retail investor interest and enabling a stock dividend. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 28 Mar. 2022 The company recently approved a three-for-two stock split in the form of a 50% stock dividend. Trefis Team, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 The company paid out a 98-cent stock dividend in the quarter. Diego Mendoza-moyers,, 30 July 2020 The company also suspended stock dividends and corporate stock buy-backs and also curtailed capital spending. oregonlive, 1 May 2020 See More

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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 29 Jan. 2023.

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