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    Common Stock Dividends and Stockholders

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    Wiley, Inc. has 50,000 shares of $10 par value common stock and 25,000 shares of $10 par value, 6%, cumulative, participating preferred stock outstanding. Dividends on the preferred stock are one year in arrears. Assuming that Wiley wishes to distribute $135,000 as dividends, the common stockholders will receive

    1. $80,000.
    2. $105,000.
    3. $30,000.
    4. $55,000.

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    Preference dividend stands at 6% cumulative. Cumulative meaning the company has to pay the previous ...

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    This solution identifies the correct value for how much the common stockholders will receive with justifications. All workings and formulas are shown for understanding.