Definition: Class of stock that has priority over common stock in the distribution of dividends.
Definition: [crh] A security that shows ownership in a corporation and gives the holder a claim, prior to the claim of common Definition: EF="/?rd=stockholders">stockholders, on earnings and also generally on assets in the event of liquidation. MosDefinition: t preferred stock pays a fixed dividend that is paid prior to the common stock dividend, stated in a dollar amoDefinition: unt or as a percentage of par value. This stock does not usually carry voting rights. Preferred stock has characteristics of both common Definition: stock and debt.
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