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cash dividend calculation: Original post by D. Laverne O'Neal of Demand Media A dividend represents a portion of a company's earnings. Each year, the company's board of directors decides whether to pay dividends to shareholders and if so, how much. Dividends are typically referred to as a dollars-per-share figure. Established companies often pay dividends in cash. Once a dividend is declared by the board of directors, the…

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