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What is Dividend

Is the amount of return a company pays to a shareholder from the profit reserves in a company. This can be out of the current year’s profits or past year’s reserves.

A dividend would be declared for each type of share and on a single share. The amount received by a particular shareholder depends on how many share they own.

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