Dividend Clientele

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Dividend Clientele'

A group of shareholders with a preference regarding how much a company will pay out in dividends, often for tax reasons. Dividend clientele usually make decisions regarding distributions based on which is most advantageous to them.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Dividend Clientele'

Clientele groups are often dictated by age as well as income level. Older or retired investors tend to prefer higher dividend income than younger shareholders, who may prefer that the company use free cash flows to fund growth rather that distribute dividends. Ultimately, dividend clienteles tend to be growth-versus-income parties. The effects of dividend clientele on a company's stock price are somewhat controversial.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Dividend

    A distribution of a portion of a company's earnings, decided ...
  2. Shareholder

    Any person, company or other institution that owns at least one ...
  3. Dividend Capture

    A timing-oriented investment strategy revolving around the purchase ...
  4. Capital Gain

    1. An increase in the value of a capital asset (investment or ...
  5. Dividend Rate

    The total expected dividend payments from an investment, fund ...
  6. Common Stock

    A security that represents ownership in a corporation. Holders ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. What is the difference between preferred stock and common stock?

    Preferred and common stocks are different in two key aspects. First, preferred stockholders have a greater claim to a company's ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. What is the average annual dividend yield of companies in the retail sector?

    According to data published by the NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business, as of January 2015, the average annual dividend ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. What kind of companies in the utilities sector offer the most stable dividends for ...

    Among the companies that offer the most stable dividends for risk-averse investors are large, solidly established U.S.-based ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What average annual total return does the utilities sector generate?

    Due to their highly stable earnings and cash flows, utilities companies are popular among investors interested in dividend ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. Why is the utilities sector popular among value investors?

    The utilities sector is popular among value investors due to the dividends paid by utility companies as well as the traditionally ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What are the most popular mutual funds that give exposure to the utilities sector?

    Some of the most popular mutual funds that provide exposure to the utilities sector include American Century Utilities, Prudential ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    Stock Basics Tutorial

    If you're new to the stock market and want the basics, this is the tutorial for you!
  2. Markets

    Is Growth Always A Good Thing?

    Getting big quickly looks good, but companies can get into trouble when they do it too fast. Find out how to spot this trouble.
  3. Investing Basics

    How And Why Do Companies Pay Dividends?

    If a company decides to pay dividends, it will choose one of three approaches: residual, stability or hybrid policies. Which a company chooses can determine how profitable its dividend payments ...
  4. Fundamental Analysis

    Why Dividends Matter

    Seven words that are music to investors' ears? "The dividend check is in the mail."
  5. Professionals

    The Most Popular ETFs with Financial Advisors

    Financial advisors might continue to perform well by holding these popular ETFs, but time is limited.
  6. Investing

    Top Tips on Catering to Millennial Clients

    The economic impact of Millennials is rapidly growing. Here's how to reach them.
  7. Investing

    What Can A Conference Call Tell About Trends?

    Messages in a company conference call can be easily misconstrued. But there is a way to cut through the talking points to get to the real substance.
  8. Economics

    Do Interest Rate Changes Affect Dividend Payers?

    Interest rate changes have an effect on prices of dividend-rich stocks in interest rate sensitive sectors like utilities, pipelines, telecommunications and REITs.
  9. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    ETF Analysis: iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond

    Learn about the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT). TLT is a very liquid ETF with low costs that allow investors to gain exposure to treasuries.
  10. Investing

    Looking for Alternatives to Invest in Real Estate?

    There are several ways to invest in “real estate” via the stock market, buying stocks and hold them for years. We give you 5 ways to invest in real estate.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Unfair Claims Practice

    The improper avoidance of a claim by an insurer or an attempt to reduce the size of the claim. By engaging in unfair claims ...
  2. Killer Bees

    An individual or firm that helps a company fend off a takeover attempt. A killer bee uses defensive strategies to keep an ...
  3. Sin Tax

    A state-sponsored tax that is added to products or services that are seen as vices, such as alcohol, tobacco and gambling. ...
  4. Grandfathered Activities

    Nonbank activities, some of which would normally not be permissible for bank holding companies and foreign banks in the United ...
  5. Touchline

    The highest price that a buyer of a particular security is willing to pay and the lowest price at which a seller is willing ...
  6. Himalayan Option

    An exotic equity option belonging to a class known as mountain range options. Himalayan options are based on a basket of ...
Trading Center
×

You are using adblocking software

Want access to all of Investopedia? Add us to your “whitelist”
so you'll never miss a feature!