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For stocks in companies that pay dividends, is this just for holding any share, or is the dividend paid per share? For example, a dividend of $10: is that $10 for holding 200 shares of stock or $10 per share of stock?

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    OP, please ensure that I did not change the meaning of your question.
    – RonJohn
    Commented Dec 29, 2020 at 1:07
  • Variations of this question has been asked many, many times. For example. Commented Dec 29, 2020 at 1:18
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    @BobBaerker that question is not a duplicate because it already knows that dividends are per share.
    – RonJohn
    Commented Dec 29, 2020 at 1:28

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Take your question "is that $10 for holding 200 shares of stock " to its logical conclusion.

In that scenario, someone who owned 2 million shares of stock in the company would get the same dividend as someone who owns a single share of stock. In that light, you see that it can't be true.

Thus, the correct answer is "$10 per share of stock".

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