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Individual investors perception of dividends: Pakistan’s percpective

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  • Akhtar, Muhammad Naeem
  • Hunjra, Ahmed Imran
  • Andleeb, Arifa
  • Butt, Babar Zaheer

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This research paper argue that there exists a strong preference for dividends among investors. The main purpose is to find the factors that lead individual investors to reveal their preference for either cash or stock dividends. The most important dividend theories are employed to test the behavior of Pakistani individual investors towards dividends. The results reveal strong evidence that individual investors in Pakistan want dividends either in the form of cash or stocks. They also have a strong preference for dividend even if a company has to pay it by borrowing.

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  • Akhtar, Muhammad Naeem & Hunjra, Ahmed Imran & Andleeb, Arifa & Butt, Babar Zaheer, 2011. "Individual investors perception of dividends: Pakistan’s percpective," MPRA Paper 40682, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:40682
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    Keywords

    cash dividend; stock dividend; dividend theories; behavioral finance; investor perception;

    JEL classification:

    • E2 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment

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