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Common stock

• These are securities that represent equity ownership in a company. Common shares let an investor vote on such matters as the election of directors. They also give the holder a share in a company's profits via dividend payments or the capital appreciation of the security.

• A share of ownership in a corporation; stockholders participate in the profits or losses of a company through dividends and changes in the stock s market price.

• Is the shareholder's equity stake in a corporation. Sometimes, there are different classes of stock that may have greater or lesser voting rights than the ordinary common shares. For many years the New York Stock Exchange only permitted one class of common stock for a listed corporation.

• A class of stock in a company, normally with voting rights. Corporations may have several classes of common stock, as well as Preferred Stock, or they may have a single class of common stock. Common stockholders are on the bottom of the ladder in a corporation's ownership structure, and have rights to a company's assets only after bond holders, preferred shareholders and other debt holders have been satisfied.

 
 

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Acquisition of stock
Adjustable rate preferred stock
American stock exchange
Auction rate preferred stock
Authorized stock
Blue chip stock
Capital stock
Cash flow per common share
Common base year analysis
Common dividends
Common equity
Common equity ratio
Common market
Common shares
Common size analysis
Common size income statement
Common stock equivalent
Common stock market
Common stock ratios
Common stock/other equity
Conversion or stock value
Convertible exchangeable preferred stock
Convertible preferred stock
Cost of a new issue of common stock
Cost of common equity
Cost of preferred stock
Cumulative preferred stock
Cyclical stock
Diluted common shares
Direct purchase stock
Direct stock purchase programs
Diversified common stock fund
Employee stock fund
Employee stock ownership plan
Exchange of stock
Growth stock
Income stock
Intrinsic value common stock
Joint tenants in common
Letter stock
New york stock exchange
Non cumulative preferred stock
Non voting common shares
Noncumulative preferred stock
Nonparticipating preferred stock
Participating preferred stock
Percent retained to common equity
Philadelphia stock exchange
Preference stock
Preferred equity redemption stock
Preferred stock
Preferred stock agreement
Privately owned stock
Repurchase of stock
Reverse stock split
Safety stock
Small ordinary stock dividend
Stock
Stock dividend
Stock exchange
Stock index option
Stock market
Stock option
Stock purchase plans
Stock purchase warrant
Stock quote
Stock replacement strategy
Stock repurchase
Stock selection
Stock split
Stock swap transaction
Stock symbol
Stock ticker
Subordinate voting common shares
Treasury stock

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