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Dividend Irrelevance. You own 2,000 shares of patriot Corporation, which is about to raise its dividend from $.75 to $1.00 per share. The share price is currently $100. You would prefer that the dividend remain at its current level.

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Problem: Dividend Irrelevance. You own 2,000 shares of patriot Corporation, which is about to raise its dividend from $.75 to $1.00 per share. The share price is currently $100. You would prefer that the dividend remain at its current level.

Solution:
The dividend irrelevance theory states that investors are not concerned with dividend policy because they can sell a portion of their holdings if they need cash.
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The solution presents three cited definitions of dividend irrelevance followed by four possible solutions to maintain the dividend at a level amount. Step by step calculations are provided.

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