Dividends as cash or property paid by a corporation to its shareholders. The dividend is usually declared and paid out periodically, most commonly twice a year.
Dividends that are not reinvested in the issuing company may qualify as income.

  1. Money paid from profit
  2. Division of profit to shareholders
  3. To divide a sum into two or more unequal shares; to apportion
  4. To distribute (a percentage) to the holders of different stocks or classes of stock in proportion to the number of shares they hold, as provided in a company charter.