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IMPACT OF DIVIDEND POLICIES ON THE STOCK PRICE

International Journal of Management (IJM), ISSN 0976 – 6502

Journal Impact Factor (2014): 7.2230 (Calculated by GISI)

IMPACT OF DIVIDEND POLICIES ON THE STOCK PRICE – A STUDY ON SELECT FMCG COMPANIES

*Dr. shivaji Waghamare **Dr.Ravichandra Reddy

ABSTRACT

Dividend policy (DP) of corporate sector is widely researched topic in finance however; it remains a debatable issue to study what factors determine the DP. The objective of the paper is to analyze the relationship between dividend policy (DP) and shareholders’ wealth (SW) of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector in India. Out of 16 firms listed on National Stock Exchange (NSE) 13 firms that have been paying dividend consecutively for the recent past ten years are considered for analysis. In the light of the prior literature, key predictor variables such as earnings per share (EPS), dividends per share (DPS), and retained earnings per share (RPS) are considered for analyzing the relationship between DP and SW.

Keywords: Dividend pay- out, Dividend per share (DPS), Dividend policy (DP), Shareholders’ wealth (SW), Wealth.

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