Your goal here is to explain how dividends work. Answer the following in the space provided.
A dividend is a specific amount paid by a company to its shareholders, out of its profits.
In a corporation, the board of directors decide whether to pay dividends or not.
If a company has extra cash on its balance sheet but does not yet have use for that cash, it can distribute some of it to its shareholders. This action can have a positive impact as shareholders usually like receiving dividends.
An investor might want his/her company to reinvest its profits back into the company so that it grows bigger. If a company distributes dividends, it is left with less amount of money to reinvest back into its operations. This is why a rational investor might invest in a stock that pays no dividend in the hopes that the company will grow bigger, faster.
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