Distribution of earnings to shareholders that may be in the form of cash, stock, or property. Mutual fund dividends are paid out of income, usually on a quarterly basis, from interest generated by a fund's investments. Also known as a dividend distribution.
Nearby TermsDividend growth model Dividend in arrears Dividend income Dividend limitation Dividend Order
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