Cutting a Melon

Cutting a Melon

Informal; the act or practice of a publicly-traded company declaring an extra dividend. After a period of particularly high earnings, a company may cut a melon in order to share the additional profits with stockholders. Cutting a melon may involve a cash dividend, extra stock, or property.
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After cutting a melon, put the cut melon at once in a vacuum bag and seal tightly to lock in the flavor.