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Glossary Term: STOCK

Definition(s) for STOCK:


1. ) refers to a share of ownership in a corporation.

2. ) see Capital Stock; Common Stock and Preferred Stock

3. ) It is a certificate evidencing ownership in a corporate enterprise. The stock of a corporation is usually divided into two classes, common and preffered. The former represents the basic ownership; its holders' claims to income and assets are subordinate to the claims of bondholders, creditors, and preferred stockholders. Common stock usually has the voting privilege. The holder of preferred stock always enjoys priority as to income and generally as to assets. However, his or her income is usually limited to a definite percentage, regardless of earnings.


See Also:
CONTROL STOCK, LETTER STOCK, LIQUIDITY STOCK, MARGIN STOCK, RESTRICTED STOCK, STOCK POWER, TREASURY STOCK, COMMON STOCK EQUIVALENT, COMMON STOCK FUND, COMMON STOCK MARKET, COMMON STOCK RATIOS, COMMON STOCK-OTHER EQUITY, INCENTIVE STOCK OPTION (ISO), INCOME STOCK, SPECULATIVE STOCK, CAPITAL STOCK, CAPPED PARTICIPATING PREFERRED STOCK, COMMON STOCK, FOUNDERS STOCK


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