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stock dividend

noun, Finance.
a form of dividend collected by a stockholder in extra shares of the corporation's stock rather than in cash.
the stock received in such a dividend.
Origin of stock dividend
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For example, when a company declares a stock dividend or stock split, the transfer agent issues new shares.
  • Nothing of value may be given by the stockholders in consideration for the stock dividend.
  • Common stock dividend on retirement of preferred stock.
  • Employees were offered a choice of cash or stock dividend.
  • Cash received in lieu of fractional shares of stock as a result of a stock split or stock dividend.

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