- preferred dividend
A payment of a corporation's profits to holders of preferred shares of stock. (See also: preferred stock)Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
- preferred dividend
n.a payment of a corporation's profits to holders of preferred shares of stock.See also: preferred stock
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.
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preferred dividend — A dividend declared and paid on preferred stock. A dividend payable by virtue of contract to one class of stockholders in priority to that to be paid to another class. 19 Am J2d Corp § 809 … Ballentine's law dictionary
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preferred dividend coverage — net income after interest and taxes (before common stock dividends) divided by preferred stock dividends. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary … Financial and business terms
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