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Entries for stock dividends Alpine Energy Corporation has 1,500,000 shares of $40 par common stock outstanding. On August 2, Alpine Energy declared a 4% stock dividend to be issued October 8 to stockholders of record on September 15. The market price of the stock was $70 per share on August 2. Journalize the entries required on August 2, September 15, and October 8.

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Corporate Financial Accounting

14th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305653535

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Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305653535
Chapter 12, Problem 12.4BE
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Entries for stock dividends

Alpine Energy Corporation has 1,500,000 shares of $40 par common stock outstanding. On August 2, Alpine Energy declared a 4% stock dividend to be issued October 8 to stockholders of record on September 15. The market price of the stock was $70 per share on August 2. Journalize the entries required on August 2, September 15, and October 8.

To determine

Stock Dividends: It refers to the payment of dividends by a company to its existing shareholders, in the form of additional shares rather than cash. Stock dividends are paid, when there is inadequate cash availability in the company.

To prepare: The journal entry for the declaration of stock dividend on August 2 in the books of Corporation AE.

Explanation of Solution

  • Stock Dividends is a contra stockholders’ equity account with a normal debit balance. Increase in stock dividend decreases the stockholders’ equity account. Therefore, debit Stock Dividends account with $4,200,000.
  • Common Stock Dividends Distributable is a component of stockholders’ equity account, and the amount is increased due to the declaration of stock dividends...
To determine

To prepare: The journal entry, to record the distribution of stock dividend on October 8 for Corporation AE.

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