DIVIDEND PAYOUT RATIO is a measure of the percentage of earnings paid out in dividends; computed by dividing cash dividends by the net income available to each class of stock.
INVESTMENT BANKER is an underwriter who serves as a middleman between a corporation issuing new securities and the public. Usually, an investment banker, or several investment bankers in a syndicate, buy the securities issue outright, then sell the securities to individuals or institutions.
PAPER is: a. amount received, by a seller of real estate, in the form of a mortgage or note rather than cash; b. a short-term debt security; c. customer buy and sell orders coming to a trading pit; d. money market instruments, commercial paper.
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