recording a dividend?

Donnie Hilfiger has two classes of stock authorized: $1 par preferred and $0.01 par value common. As of the beginning of 2010, 200 shares of preferred stock and 3,000 shares of common stock have been issued. The following transactions affect stockholders' equity during 2010:

March 1 Issues 1,000 shares of common stock for $32 per share.

May 15 Repurchases 600 shares of treasury stock for $25 per share.

July 10 Reissues 100 shares of treasury stock purchased on May 15 for $30 per share.

October 15 Issues 100 shares of preferred stock for $35 per share.

December 1 Declares a cash dividend on both common and preferred stock of $0.75 per share to all stockholders of record on December 15. (Hint: Dividends are not paid on treasury stock.)

December 31 Pays the cash dividends declared on December 1.

Donnie Hilfiger has the following beginning balances in its stockholders' equity accounts on January 1, 2010: preferred stock, $200; common stock, $30; additional paid-in capital, $66,000; and retained earnings, $25,500. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2010, is $9,800.

HOW WOULD I RECORD THE CASH DIVIDEND ON DEC 1st AND DEC 31st???

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  • Don G
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Shares Issued and Outstanding on Dec 15 - Preferred 300 shs, Common 3,500

    Dec 1 - DR - Retained Earnings CR Div Payable 2,850

    Dec 31 - DR Div Payable CR Cash 2,850

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