In what ways are dividends similar to coupons on bonds

 In what ways are dividends similar to coupons on bonds

1. In what ways are dividends similar to coupons on bonds? In what ways are dividends different from coupons on bonds? 2. What is a publicly traded company? What is the difference between a stock exchange and an over-the-counter market? 3. What are the three most important stock market indexes?