- Payment of a corporate dividend in the form of stock rather than cash. The stock dividend may be additional shares in the company, or it may be shares in a subsidiary being spun off to shareholders. Stock dividends are often used to conserve cash needed to operate the business. Unlike a cash dividend, stock dividends are not taxed until sold. The New York Times Financial Glossary
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* * *A dividend paid to shareholders in the form of authorized but hitherto unissued shares.► See also Dividend.
* * *stock dividend UK US noun [C] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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