Capital stock which provides a specific dividend that is paid before any dividends...
A class of share capital that entitles the owners to a fixed dividend ahead of the company's common shares and to a stated dollar value per share in the event of liquidation. Usually, owners of these do not have voting rights unless a stated number of dividends have been omitted.
Are equity instruments that take no security against assets, have flexible terms of repayment and pay fixed or floating dividends.
These are PREFERRED SHARES that are entitled to share in excess distributions with COMMON SHAREHOLDERS on some defined basis. These shares also may be called class A common, or some similar designation to reflect their open-ended rights.
Preferred shares are best held outside the RRSP. Preferred shares have a par value which must be paid in the event of bankruptcy, before any money is paid to the common shareholder. Preferred shares are a defensive type of equity investment. Preferred shares offer greater safety and higher dividend yields than common shares. Go to the different stock types for more information.
A share in a company yielding a fixed rate of interest rather than a variable dividend. A preference share is an intermediate form of security between an ordinary share and a debenture. Preference shares like ordinary shares but unlike debentures, usually confer some degree of ownership of the company. However, in the event of liquidation, they are paid off after debt capital but before ordinary share capital. Preference shares may be redeemable at a fixed or variable date; alternatively they may be undated. Sometimes they are convertible. The rights of preference shareholders vary from company to company and are set out in the articles of association. Voting rights are normally restricted, often only being available if the interest payments are in arrears.
stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends but whose holders have no voting rights
Like common shares, they represent ownership in a company. However, these shares are usually non-voting and have a fixed dividend rate. In the event of liquidation, preferred shareholders rank ahead of common shareholders but behind creditors for claims against the assets of the company.
shares that usually have a dividend associated with them but normally no voting rights
A class of stock that entitles shareholders to a fixed dividend that is paid before dividends to common shareholders. Preferred shareholders are also entitled to a stated dollar value per share if the company liquidates. Preferred shareholders usually don't have voting rights. Preferred shares are generally considered income investments.
equity investments that confer part ownership of the company, earn investors dividends at a fixed rate, and are safer than common shares
Shares that rank ahead of common shares in their claims on dividends and in their claim on assets in the event of liquidation.
Shares that carry a fixed dividend rate which the company is obliged to pay before it distributes dividends to common shareholders. Such shares rank ahead of common stock, and after the debenture holders, on the dissolution of a company.
These rank ahead of ordinary shares for claims on assets and dividends but after creditors and debenture holders. These shares usually attract a fixed dividend rate.
Preferred shares give investors a fixed dividend from the company's earnings. And more importantly: preferred shareholders get paid dividends before common shareholders. If the company is liquidated, preferred shareholders are paid their claim on company assets before common shareholders are.
These are a type of stock issued by a company. Preferred shares give such shareholders a fixed dividend from the company's earnings. Preferred shareholders also get paid before common shareholders.
Shares that have preferential rights to dividends or to amounts distributable on liquidation, or both, ahead of common shareholders. Preferred shares are usually entitled only to receive specified limited amounts as dividends or on liquidation.
A class of shares that typically pays dividends at a specified rate. Preferred shares have preference over common shares in the payment of dividends and the liquidation of assets, but they do not ordinarily carry voting rights.
A class of shares that entitles the holder to preferences over the holders of common shares, usually with regard to dividends and distributions of assets upon dissolution or liquidation.
Capital stock that gives a certain DIVIDEND, which is paid prior to any dividends paid to the common stock holders, and that takes priority over the common stock if the company must liquidate.
Offer a guaranteed return to investors – fixed dividends, usually paid quarterly or annually. In the event of a corporate bankruptcy, holders of preferred shares will receive whatever money remains in the company before holders of common shares. This reduces the risk of losses in purchasing shares, but also may reduce the potential reward in dividends if the company increases profits as preferred shares have a fixed dividend rate.
A share in a company having a special right or privilege attached to it, distinguishing it from the company's common shares. Most commonly that special right is a preference over holders of common shares when dividends are declared. Another possible right is for the preferred shares to be redeemable at the option of either the holder or the company. Still another might be to disallow voting rights to preferred shareholders. Depending on the laws in each state, there may be no limit to the qualifications a company can attach to preferred shares.
A separate class of corporate shares having some preferential features over common shares. Preferences often include a right to receive a percentage rate of dividends, to be repaid first if the corporation liquidates, or to elect a majority of the board of directors if performance standards are not met. Preferred shares may be voting or nonvoting and may or may not participate in dividends on common shares.
Stocks that have prior claim on distributions (and/or assets in the event of dissolution) up to a definite amount before the common shareholders are entitled to anything. As a form of ownership, preferred shareholders fall behind all creditors in dissolutions.
share in a company that has some kind of special right or privilege attached to it, such as that it is distinguished from the company common shares. The most common special right is a preference over holders of common shares when dividends are declared. Another, is for the preferred shares to be redeemable at the option of either the holder or the company. Still another might be to disallow voting rights to preferred shareholders. Depending on the local laws in your state, there may be no limit to the qualifications a company can attach to preferred shares. For example, a family company may only allow holders of preferred shares to use a recreational property belonging to the company.
A class of share that entitles you to receive a fixed dividend before the common shareholders receive a dividend, and to receive a set amount per share if the company fails. Preferred shareholders are usually not allowed to vote at the company's annual general meeting.
Capital stock, which entitles the holders to preferences over the holders of common shares, usually with regard to dividends and distributions of assets upon dissolution or liquidation. Preferred stock typically has limited or no voting rights. Also called preference shares.