Common Stock

Definition: Shares of securities that represent ownership in a corporation. Dividends are paid on common stock after dividends on preferred stock have been paid. Definition: [crh] Securities that represent equity ownership in a company. Common shares let anDefinition: 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. Units of ownership of a public corporation with junior status to the claims of secured/unsecured creditors, bondholdersDefinition: and preferred shareholders in the event of liquidation.

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