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dividends affect equity: Original post by Shula Asher Silberstein of Demand Media Dividends are a percentage of a stock's value that companies pay out to stockholders on a quarterly or annual basis. Before paying out dividends, the board of directors must declare dividends. Declaring dividends means making a formal statement announcing how much stockholders will get per share. Stockholders' equity goes down temporarily…

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