The dividend for ET stock seems safe for now, which is a key point for bulls By Bret Kenwell , InvestorPlace Contributor May 12, 2020, 12:08 pm EDT May 12, 2020 Stock dividends are primarily issued in lieu of cash dividends when the company is low on liquid cash on hand. In general, profits from business operations can be allocated to retained earnings or paid to shareholders in the form of dividends or stock buybacks. Dividend Definition Dividends are common dividends paid per share, reported as of the ex-dividend date. A stock dividend to common stock dividend owners distributes additional stock in the company to the common stock shareholders. Dividende optionnel ou « stock dividend » Définitions Le dividende optionnel est celui pour lequel il est donné le choix à l’actionnaire entre, soit le paiement en argent, soit l’apport de son droit au dividende en tout ou partie à une augmentation de capital. A stock dividend, a method used by companies to distribute wealth to shareholders, is a dividend payment made in the form of shares rather than cash. Such dividends are evenly distributed to the shareholders depending on their portion of ownership in the corporation. Such distributions maintain their proportional ownership in …