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How does Apple’s dividend declaration affect its liabilities?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:APPL) recently had a dividend announcement. The announcement read: Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) on 10/28/2021 declared a dividend of $0.2200 per share payable on November 11, 2021 to shareholders of record as of November 08, 2021. Questions On which date will Apple record a liability for the dividend? On which date will Apple pay […]

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What impact does Target’s dividend announcement have on its balance sheet?

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) recently made a dividend announcement. The announcement read: MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The board of directors of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has declared a quarterly dividend of 90 cents per common share. The dividend is payable December 10, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business November 17, 2021. The 4th quarter dividend will be the company’s 217th […]

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How does Kellogg’s dividend announcement impact its financial statements?

On October 23, 2020, the Kellogg Company (brands include Kellogg’s, Pringles, Eggo, Cheez-It, and many others) made the following dividend announcement: Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.57 per share on the common stock of the Company, payable on December 15, 2020, to shareowners of record […]

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How does The J.M. Smucker Company’s dividend announcement impact the company’s financial statements?

On October 25, 2019, The J.M. Smucker Company made the following dividend announcement: The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a $0.88 per share dividend on the common shares of the Company. The dividend will be paid on Monday, December 2, 2019, to shareholders of record […]

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Do cash dividends paid affect a company’s breakeven point?

A recent blog posting for the Wall Street Journal had the headline “Big Oil Reaches for a Modest Goal: Breaking Even – Energy Journal[1].” The article stated that the “two-year slump in oil prices led…[big oil companies]…to rein in spending and lay off workers but the firms still didn’t make enough money in 2016 to […]

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How does Apple’s issuance of bonds and buyback of its own stock impact its accounting equation?

In May 2017, Apple Inc., filed a prospectus with the SEC, indicating that it would be issuing another $7 billion in bonds during 2017. (Apple issued $10 billion in bonds in February 2017 in the US and $1 billion in Taiwan.) With the bond proceeds, Apple will be buying back its own stock. Apple has […]

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How will Dr Pepper Snapple’s dividend impact its financial statements?

On November 16, 2016, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) made the following announcement: “Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.53 per share on the company’s common stock.  The dividend is payable in U.S. dollars on January 5, 2017, to shareholders of record on December […]

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How will The Cheesecake Factory’s dividend announcement and payment impact its balance sheet?

On October 26, 2016, the Board of Directors of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ: CAKE) declared …”a quarterly cash dividend of $0.24 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on November 22, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 9, 2016” (source: News Release, 10/26/2016, “The Cheesecake Factory Reports Results for […]

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How did a cash dividend impact Lowe’s financial position?

On November 2, 2016, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) paid a cash dividend of $0.35 per share to shareholders of record as of October 19, 2016.  The Lowe’s Board of Directors declared this dividend on August 19, 2016. As of the end of Lowe’s 2015 year (January 29, 2016), Lowe’s had 910 million shares of […]

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How would an investor account for the receipt of a cash dividend from Microsoft?

Microsoft Corp. announced its dividend for the first quarter of 2016 on December 2, 2015. The press announcement on December 2, 2015, read: “Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.36 per share. The dividend is payable March 10, 2016, to shareholders of record on Feb. 18, […]

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