• After a Treasury auction, there will be many new issues in dealer's hands. As those issues are sold, it is said that they are distributed.
• After a Treasury auction, there will be many new issues in dealers' hands. As those securities are sold to retail, the issue is said to be distributed.
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| ||Annual report: A corporations's annual statement of financial operations, typically a glossy, colorful publication. Annual reports include a balance sheet, income statement, auditor's report and description of a company's operations. The Securities and Exchange Commission requires that publicly-traded companies file an annual report, called a Form 10-K, with the Commission. The 10-K contains more detailed financial information than many annual reports.Is the yearly statement of financial condition for a financial organization. It includes balance sheet and income statement items. It may also include a descriptive synopsis of organizational highlights.Yearly record of a publicly held company's financial condition. It includes a description of the firm's operations, its balance sheet and income statement. SEC rules require that it be Distributed to all shareholders. A more detailed version is called a 10-K.The report that corporations must provide to common shareholders that summarizes and documents the firm's financial activities during the past year.|
| ||Asset allocation decision: The decision regarding how an institution's funds should be Distributed among the major classes of assets in which it may invest.|
| ||Diluted earnings per share: Since 1997 U.S. companies have been required to report diluted EPS as well as basic. Diluted EPS account for potential additional shares being Distributed from Options, Warrants, or Rights that may be converted or exercised. If there is a choice, choose diluted EPS. See also: Basic Earnings Per Share.Diluted EPS. Earnings per share (EPS) calculated under the assumption that all contingent securities that would have dilutive affects are converted into common shares.|
| ||Dividend: Dividends may be paid in the form of cash or stock. Generally a growth company pays out no more than 50% of its earnings in dividends to shareholders. When a company has been growing rapidly over several years, it is likely to pay a modest dividend so that it can reinvest earnings in the business. In this way it will build value over the long term.|
Dividends are paid to two kinds of shareholders. Preferred dividends are paid at a specified rate to shareholders who have purchased preferred shares. Should the company be in financial difficulty, the preferred shareholders would receive their due before the common shareholders.
Common shareholders may or may not receive a dividend. It depends upon the wishes of the Board of Directors. If a company has a history of paying dividends, it will likely continue to do so. If the dividend is cut, the stock price is likely to fall. See also: Common Dividends.A dividend is a portion of a company's profit paid to common and preferred shareholders. A stock selling for $20 a share with an annual dividend of $1 a share yields the investor 5%.The amount Distributed to stockholders from a company s net profit.
| ||Dividend payout ratio: Percentage of earnings paid out as dividends.Is computed by dividing the dividends paid on common shares by the net income which would be available for common stockholders.A measurement of the percentage amount of net income paid out in dividends rather than retained by the business to help it grow. Recent payout figures higher than 50% (and higher than the average payout) may forewarn of a dividend cut. This cut may result in the stock price falling. Sometimes, although the dividend payout is more than earnings, the company has strong cash flow and can cover the dividend. However, a company paying out dividends in excess of earnings on a recurring basis is a risky investment.Indicates the percentage of each dollar earned that is Distributed to the owners in the form of cash; calculated by dividing the firm's cash dividend per share by its earnings per share.|
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