(FINANCE) a quarterly payment that companies make to owners of their stock. In theory, the source of the company's stock's intrinsic value.
A company's dividends are usually chosen to be as regular as possible; they can be considerably lower than the company's quarterly earnings, provided the company is growing in value. They are important, because they are the direct motivation to buy the stock.
The earnings from stock consist of capital gains and dividends.
Cash money. "ends" is short for dividends.
"I want bills, green, dividends. That's what I'm talkin' 'bout."
From the song "Git Up, Git Out" Written and performed by Outkast.