Entries for Stock Dividends and Stock Splits: Lawrence Company
The stockholder’s equity accounts of Lawrence Company have the following balance on December 31, 2010. Common stock, $10 par, 274,000 shares issued and outstanding $2,740,000, Paid-in capital in excess of par $1,200,000, Retained Earnings $5,600,000. Shares of Lawrence Company stock are currently selling on the Midwest Stock Exchange at $42. Journal entries for (a) A stock dividend of 5% is declared and issued. (b) A stock dividend of 100% is declared and issued. (c) How much of a reduction in retained earning results when a 3-for-1 stock split is declared and issued.