Registered Owner

Definition:

An individual or organization to whom certificates are directly issued and who, as a result, is recorded on the corporation's securityholder records (as maintained by the transfer agent).

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Payout ratio

Generally, the proportion of earnings paid out to the common stockholders as dividends. Morespecifically, the firm's cash dividend divided by the firm's earnings in the same reporting period.

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