The $3.6 trillion market has been a major boon for investors, with the S&P 500 reaching a record high of 17,600 last month.
But now, the S &L is expected to fall back to 17,100 this week, according to a new analysis by The New York Times.
That means investors will need to find new ways to make money on the market.
Cash back Corp., which is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, said it has already paid out $8 billion to customers and employees for stock-related purchases, with a total of $2.6 billion coming from dividends and stock options.
Its most recent stock-based compensation package included a cash-back bonus of $8,000 for every $1 invested in the company.
But that bonus is no longer valid after the stock falls below $6 a share.
The company has since been criticized for being a cash flow drain for shareholders.
The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.1% and has more than $5 billion in debt.
But the cash-out formula for the last quarter included a provision that allowed the company to pay out up to $2,000 in cash back to its employees for each $1 they invested in its stock.
Cash-back Corp. said in a statement that the formula is “unfair and misleading” because it does not account for stock dividends that may be subject to tax, the ability to buy back shares, and the amount of dividends earned from employees.
“The current formula is not fair, it is misleading and does not adequately account for the impact of dividends on company earnings,” it said.