Rutherford Corporation has 20,000 shares of its $100 par value,

Rutherford Corporation has 20,000 shares of its $100 par value, 7 percent cumulative preferred stock outstanding and 100,000 shares of its $1 par value common stock outstanding. In Rutherford’s first four years of operation, its board of directors paid the following cash dividends: 2011, none; 2012, $240,000; 2013, $280,000; 2014, $280,000. Determine the dividends per share and total cash dividends paid to the preferred and common stockholders during each of the four years.

Common Stock
Common stock is an equity component that represents the worth of stock owned by the shareholders of the company. The common stock represents the par value of the shares outstanding at a balance sheet date. Public companies can trade their stocks on...
Corporation
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Par Value
Par value is the face value of a bond. Par value is important for a bond or fixed-income instrument because it determines its maturity value as well as the dollar value of coupon payments. The market price of a bond may be above or below par,...