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Our Explanation of Stockholders' Equity covers the unique terminology for a corporation's paid-in capital, retained earnings, treasury stock, and accumulated other comprehensive income. Included are cash dividends, stock dividends, stock splits, preferred stock, book value, and more.

Part 1Introduction to Stockholders' Equity, What is a Corporation?
Part 2Common Stock, Accounting for Stockholders' Equity
Part 3Paid-in Capital or Contributed Capital, Retained Earnings
Part 4Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income, Treasury Stock
Part 5Stock Splits and Stock Dividends
Part 6Cash Dividends on Common Stock
Part 7Preferred Stock
Part 8Entries to the Retained Earnings Account, Book Value
Part 9Statement of Stockholders' Equity, Earnings Per Share, Other
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