FINA601 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Dividend, Liquidating Distribution, Retained Earnings

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17 Nov 2018
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Week 8 lecture 8 chapter 19: dividends and other pay-outs. Different types of pay-outs (19. 1: the term dividend usually refers to a cash distribution of earnings. Other companies use stock repurchase: an alternative form of cash pay-out is a stock repurchase, just as a firm may use cash to pay dividends, it may use cash to buy back shares of its stock. The shares are held by the corporation and accounted for as treasury stock. Cash dividend: payment of cash by the firm to its shareholders. Ex-dividend date: date that determines whether a stockholder is entitled to a dividend payment; anyone holding stock immediately before this date is entitled to a dividend. Record date: date on which company determines existing shareholders. To eliminate this problem, all brokerage firms entitle stockholders to receive the dividend if they purchased the stock three business days before the date of record. The second day before the date of record, which is.

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