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Ownership of a corporation which is represented by shares which represent a piece of the corporations assets and earnings.

Ownership in a corporation that is represented by shares. A holder of stock (a shareholder) has a claim on a part of the corporation"s assets and earnings. Also known as equities.

The American terms for shares in a company. The two main types of stock are common stock and preferred stock. Owners of common stock are entitled to vote at shareholder meetings and to receive a dividend if payable. Owners of preferred stock receive an annual dividend before common stockholders and priority in the event of the liquidation of a company. However they do not, as a rule, have voting rights. The equivalent terms in the UK are ordinary shares and preference shares.In the UK, stock is traditionally used to mean fixed interest securities like gilts (e.g. "Treasury Stock"). There is normally a redemption date when the par value is repaid to whoever is the holder at the time. They are traded on stock exchanges where their prices fluctuate according to demand, influencing factors including interest rates and time to redemption.In accounting terms, stock refers to inventory - that is, goods which a company has processed but not yet sold.

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Stock - Ownership of a corporation which is represented by shares which represent a piece of the corporations assets and earnings.

Ownership in a corporation that is represented by shares. A holder of stock (a shareholder) has a claim on a part of the corporation"s assets and earnings. Also known as equities.

The American terms for shares in a company. The two main types of stock are common stock and preferred stock. Owners of common stock are entitled to vote at shareholder meetings and to receive a dividend if payable. Owners of preferred stock receive an annual dividend before common stockholders and priority in the event of the liquidation of a company. However they do not, as a rule, have voting rights. The equivalent terms in the UK are ordinary shares and preference shares.In the UK, stock is traditionally used to mean fixed interest securities like gilts (e.g. "Treasury Stock"). There is normally a redemption date when the par value is repaid to whoever is the holder at the time. They are traded on stock exchanges where their prices fluctuate according to demand, influencing factors including interest rates and time to redemption.In accounting terms, stock refers to inventory - that is, goods which a company has processed but not yet sold.


Stock : ownership of a corporation which is represented by shares which represent a piece of the corporations assets and earnings.

ownership in a corporation that is represented by shares. a holder of stock (a shareholder) has a claim on a part of the corporation"s assets and earnings. also known as equities.

the american terms for shares in a company. the two main types of stock are common stock and preferred stock. owners of common stock are entitled to vote at shareholder meetings and to receive a dividend if payable. owners of preferred stock receive an annual dividend before common stockholders and priority in the event of the liquidation of a company. however they do not, as a rule, have voting rights. the equivalent terms in the uk are ordinary shares and preference shares.in the uk, stock is traditionally used to mean fixed interest securities like gilts (e.g. "treasury stock"). there is normally a redemption date when the par value is repaid to whoever is the holder at the time. they are traded on stock exchanges where their prices fluctuate according to demand, influencing factors including interest rates and time to redemption.in accounting terms, stock refers to inventory - that is, goods which a company has processed but not yet sold.