Omitted dividend

An omitted dividend is one that would normally have been declared, but for which the board of directors did not vote. This usually occurs when a corporation is experiencing significant financial difficulties, and the board feels that the company needs the cash to meet its current needs. The decision to omit a dividend can be a large one, since investors may react by bidding down the price of the company's stock.

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