Money or capital which an individual or a firm employs in business; fund; in the United States, the capital of a bank or other company, in the form of transferable shares, each of a certain amount; money funded in government securities, called also the public funds; in the plural, property consisting of shares in joint-stock companies, or in the obligations of a government for its funded debt; -- so in the United States, but in England the latter only are called stocks, and the former shares.
The equity portion of the capitalization of a corporate entity. It represents a share in the earnings and assets of the corporation.
A type of investment that represents a unit of ownership of a corporation. This ownership is represented by shares of stock, which are a claim on the corporationâ€™s assets and earnings.
a financial instrument that represents a claim on the assets of a company. Usually refers to equity stock, or share, signifying partial ownership of the company.
Ownership of a corporation represented by shares claiming part of the corporation’s earnings and assets.
An ownership interest in a company, also known as “shares” in a company. When you own stock in a company, you are a shareholder and may be entitled to receive dividends if the company is profitable.
A share in the ownership of a corporation.
The U.S. equivalent of a share. In the U.K., mainly refers to gilt edged bonds (government stock).
Stock means representation of ownership in a company. Stock, share, security and equity, scrip mean the same.
A security that gives the purchaser an equity interest in a business.
(all types) -- 1.Ownership of shares of a corporation that are a claim on the corporation's earnings and assets. 2. Inventories of accumulated goods in manufacturing and retailing businesses.
An equity asset that represents a proportionate share of ownership in a company. The total number of shares is set by the company`s charter. Stock shareholders may vote on directors and important corporate resolutions, and share in the profits and growth of the company through dividends and stock price appreciation. Stocks are traded on exchanges around the world.
Animals belonging to a farm that are rarely seen, but often spoken of, on Australian snowfields. Not to be confused with shares, dividends, and high finance (which are becoming less rare on Australian snowfields).
The term "Stock" generally refers to shares of Common Stock. Each share of Common Stock represents a share of ownership in a company. The price of a Stock generally represents investor expectations about the future profitability or future value of the company, and may also be influenced by general economic and market conditions. Stock involves risk to Principal. See also Stocks Asset Class.
Shares in the ownership of a company. They represent a claim on the assets and the earnings of that company. The more stock an investor owns in a company, the greater the share of that company's profit the investor is entitled to, typically in the form of dividends. Should the company be sold or liquidated, the stockholder is also entitled to a portion of its assets, once the company's creditors and debts have been satisfied. There are two kinds of stock: Common and Preferred. Stock ownership offers the potential for wealth creation through increase in value of the shares or through the payment of a dividend. There is also a risk of loss of value.
A share is the smallest tradeable unit of a company's share capital. Stock can be subdivided and traded in any amount.
Part of a debt of a government body or company, sold by way of a security for deposit of a lump sum, which yields fixed interest on the amount invested and return of the capital at the end of the term of the investment. Often called "gilts" or "gilt-edged securities" if government stock or "corporate bonds" if company stock.
stock is represented by a transferable stock certificate, which attests to co-ownership of a share or shares in a public company.
The capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity).
A general term for shares in a company but specifically refers to bonds. It is also used to mean the fixed assets of a business.
A share of ownership in a company (also called "equity"). When you buy stock, you become a part owner of that company.
Ownership of a corporation. Stock is sold in "shares"—by buying stock you "share" ownership of the company with everyone else who owns stock in it.
Book value is an arbitrary value placed on a stock when the company is originally incorporated. This value is arbitrary and usually kept as low as possible. One tenth to one hundredth of a cent per share is common.
Stock is ownership of a company. It is sold in "shares," because its owner owns a share of the company. The price of a company's stock fluctuates according to its supply and demand on the open market and generally reflects the company's current prospects. It is advisable to invest in a wide array of stocks so as not to have too many eggs in too few baskets (see mutual fund).
Unit of ownership in a company, which is bought and sold on a stock exchange. The terms "share" and "stock" are often used interchangeably.
A unit of corporate ownership. Types are preferred and common, and any number of classes thereof.
An ownership interest in a company. Also known as shares. It may also refer to inventory held by a business.
A general term meaning common and preferred stock. The term is also used for the stock certificates that evidence ownership.
Shares of a public corporation. Owners are usually entitled to receive dividends and vote on important company matters.
A stock is an investment that represents part ownership in a company.
An ownership share in a corporation. Each share of stock is a proportional stake in the corporation's assets and profits, and purchasing a stock should be thought of as owning a share of the successes and failures of that business.
Ownership shares in a corporation.
A means of dividing up the capital of a company into intermediate amounts. Shares can only be £1, 50p, 25p but stock-holders can own odd amounts like £1500.83 work of stock if they so wish.
A certificate evidencing ownership in a corporation. The stock of a corporation is usually divided into two classes, common and preferred.
a negotiable security representing ownership of a company and entitling its owner to the right to receive dividends.
Stock represents ownership in a company. The stock holder's percentage of ownership in the company can be calculated by dividing the number of shares he or she owns by the total number of shares outstanding. The value of a stock will fluctuate with the company's performance and the stock market in general.
Stock has a number of meanings. It can refer to a fixed interest security issued by a government, local authority or company (hence terms like British government stock, gilt-edged stock, local authority stock and loan stock). They are dealt in fixed units, usually of £100 and are dealt on stock exchanges.
Certificates of ownership in a company.
Ownership of a corporation indicated by shares, which represent a piece of the corporation's assets and earnings.
stock is ownership in a corporation. Companies issue stock to raise money for expansion, equipment upgrades, or other costly developments. Stock is a percentage of the company.
Ownership shares of a corporation that provides the lender with a claim on a company's earnings and assets. Stock may be issued in different forms, including common and preferred. Holders of common stock are the last to be paid any profits from the company but are likely to profit most from the company's growth. Owners of preferred stock are paid a fixed dividend before owners of common stock, but the amount of the dividend doesn't usually grow if the company grows.
a certificate (or electronic or other record) that indicates ownership of a portion of a corporation; a share of stock. Preferred stock promises its owner a dividend that is usually fixed in amount or percent. Preferred shareholders get paid first out of any profits. They have preference. Common stock has no preference and no fixed rate of return. Treasury stock was originally issued to shareholders but has been subsequently acquired by the corporation . Authorized by unissued stock is stock which official corporate action has authorized but has not sold or issued. (Stock also means the stock of goods, the stock on hand, the inventory of a company.)
The ownership of a corporation, represented by shares that are a claim on the corporation's earnings and assets. Common stock usually entitles the shareholder to vote in the election of directors and other matters taken up at shareholder meetings or by proxy.
A certificate of ownership. A contract between the issuing corporation and the owner which gives the latter an interest in the management of the corporation the right to participate in its profits.
Stock is ownership. A business is divided up into shares of stock and parts of the company (the shares) are sold to investors to raise money. For more information, check out the investing lessons.
A security that represents ownership in a company and a proportionate share in the corporation`s assets and profits. Also called share. See also equity.
certificate denoting ownership in a corporation
A security that represents ownership of a company. (See also: equity) Return to Previous
An instrument or legal right signifying equity, or an ownership position, in a corporation
A security that represents part ownership, or equity, in a corporation. Each share of stock is a proportional stake in the corporations assets and profits, some of which could be paid out through dividends. Stock mutual funds are sometimes referred to as “variable” options.
US term for share.
In the context of the Australian share market, stock is a term used for equities or shares
A share of ownership, or equity, in a corporation. For example, if you buy 10,000 shares in a company with 1 million shares outstanding, you own 1 per cent of the company.
A certificate of ownership in a company. Also called share.
This can refer to the shares of a limited company (see Shares ) or goods manufactured or bought for re-sale by a business.
A certificate reflecting ownership of a corporation.
A certificate of ownership of a corporation representing a share of its capital and surplus.
Stock represents the ownership of a corporation and is often verified by a stock certificate.
An investment that represents part ownership of a company's assets and earnings. There are two different types of stock: common and preferred. Common stocks provide voting rights, but no guarantee of dividend payments. Preferred stocks provide no voting rights, but offer a set, guaranteed dividend payment. Preferred stock also has prior claim to company assets over common stock in the case of a bankruptcy.
a certificate representing a share of ownership in a company.
A share of ownership in a company. Shareholders are entitled to a "share" in the profits of the company (paid in dividends). (See also common stock or preferred stock.)
An equity ownership interest in a corporation as demonstrated by stock certificates.
A share of a company's stock translates into ownership of part the company.
A certificate that signifies an ownership position, or equity, in a corporation, and represents a claim in the corporation’s assets and profits.
certificate or ownership in a corporation.
(aka EQUITY) a share of ownership in a public corporation.
A security representing an ownership interest in a corporation.
Ownership in a corporation; stock can be common or preferred
Stock represents ownership of a portion of the income and assets of a corporation.
Ownership interest possessed by shareholders in a corporation, i.e., stocks as opposed to bonds.
a financial instrument that signifies an ownership position (called equity) in a corporation
An investor's ownership in the corporation, expressed as an actual number of shares.
Ownership of a corporation represented by shares that are a claim on the corporation's earnings and assets. When a company profits, its shareholders can profit if the stock price rises and/or if the company pays a dividend per share.
a share of ownership in a corporation. Successful companies reward investors with dividends and capital gains.
Ownership of a company represented in shares that consist of the company's earnings and assets. Common stockholders also have voting rights to vote on certain company issues such as the election of the board of director's.
Ownership interests in a corporation.
Type of security. A document certifying its owner (shareholder) as holder of a portion of a joint-stock company's capital. It also confers the right to receive dividends and attend General Meetings of Shareholders. A shareholder owns an equivalent part of the respective company's stock.
A share in a company. Companies usually sell stock on order to raise money, share risk, or share in the costs of running the company. The most popular kind is called common stock, which normally entitles the owner to share of the company's profits and voting rights in business affairs.
(See: Capital stock, Common stock, Preferred stock)
A share of ownership, or equity, in a corporation that represents a claim on its proportionate share in the corporation's assets and profits.
A regular set of players attached to a repertory theatre, such as the Denver Center Theater Company. Although individual members may become better known than others, and well-known performers will join stock companies for particular productions, there are almost never superstars in a stock company. Usually shortened to just "stock." Stock is the lifeblood of many actors, since there are so few parts in major productions.
In the U.S. parlance, stock is an equity investment that represents part ownership in a corporation and entitles you to part of that corporation's earnings and assets. Common stocks give shareholders voting rights but no guarantee of dividend payments. Preferred stocks provide no voting rights but usually guarantee a dividend payment. In the past, shareholders received a paper stock certificate — called a security — verifying the number of shares they owned. Today, share ownership is usually recorded electronically, and the shares are held in street name by your brokerage firm.
A unit of ownership in a company. When you buy a stock, you become a part-owner of the company whose stock you purchase. Stock is equity.
Investment that buys ownership in a corporation, in exchange for a portion of that company's earnings and assets.
A financial instrument reflecting an equity ownership position in a company.
document that establishes proportionate company ownership represented as shares. Different types of stocks (e.g., common stock) have different advantages and responsibilities associated with them. As a stockowner, you share in the profits and losses of a company.
See " Share"
The unit of ownership in a corporation, normally in the form of common voting stock. Other classes of stock are also permissible.
A stock is a certificate that represents a share of ownership in a company.
a class of stock that generally has preference over common stock in the payment of dividends and the liquidation of assets and normally pays dividends at a specified rate.
Stock represents ownership in a corporation. It may be represented by a certificate and can be common or preferred, voting or non-voting, redeemable, convertible, etc.. The classifications and special designations, if any, of the stock are set forth in the articles of incorporation.
A stock represents the ownership of a portion of a corporation's assets and earnings.
The goods held by a trader for sale / A fund of capital or debt capable of being divided into varying segments ownership of which is evidenced by a stock certificate.
A part ownership sold in a business or corporation that has offered it, either privately or publicly. Tradable for a varying value, based on many factors such as company profit and new product anticipation. The most variable and potentially lucrative form of investment.
Stock is certificate representing ownership in a corporation. If you buy or posses stocks, it means you own the company and of course you have claim on the company's earning and assets. There are two main categories of stocks; common and preferred. Preferred stockholder have priority over common stockholders in terms of dividend payout and in recouping their investment if the company fails or liquidates. However, preferred stockholders cannot vote for directors of the company.
Stock is a piece of equity in a company.
shares in the ownership of a corporation.
Another term for shares.
A stock refers to the equity or ownership interest in a corporation and is measured in shares
A type of equity security representing ownership in a corporation. It represents the holder's a claim on the corporation's assets and future earnings as well as voting rights. Individual stock can be privately held or publicly traded and can be of different types such as common and preferred.
as used here, stock refers to certificates evidencing contribution to the cooperative and entitling the holder to an ownership interest in the cooperative. A cooperative may issue both common and preferred stock; preferred stockholders have a prior claim on dividends and, in the event of dissolution, assets.
Written evidence of ownership in a company.
A type of investment that equals a portion of ownership in a corporation.
Stock is a type of investment. A share of stock represents a share of ownership in a company. You can make money on stock in two ways – dividends and increases in the price. Stock dividends represent the method companies may use to distribute earnings to their owners (the shareholders). Stocks that don't pay dividends are often called growth stocks – earnings come solely from price growth. Most Internet technology company stock is considered growth stock.
A share of ownership in a publicly held company. Owners of stock receive voting rights on issues affecting the company and may receive dividends.
Stock is a ownership right. It represents a fraction of ownership of a corporation. It has the right to vote and it has a right to share in the corporation's profits or losses. A stock certificate is issued by the corporation to the stockholder as evidence of the ownership. Stock may be purchased, sold, given away and pledged as security for a loan to the stockholder. If for some reason the corporation fails, then the stock becomes worthless. If the corporation grows and is very successful, the stock can become worth many times more than the stockholder paid for it.
Types of securities representing ownership in a corporation.
another term for share.
Certificates representing ownership in a corporation.
A document that shows equity in a corporation . Stock represents each shareholder's claim on a part of the company's assets and profits .
shares of stock represent ownership in a company.
Strictly, a fixed-interest security but in practice the term is often used interchangeably for 'shares'
Shares of stock represent a fraction of ownership in a corporation.
A security that signifies an ownership interest (called equity) in a corporation, and represents a claim on its proportional share in the corporation's dividends and net assets. In a corporation with a single class of stock, ownership in the company is determined by the number of shares a person owns divided by the total number of shares outstanding. For example, if a company has 1000 shares of stock outstanding and a person owns 50 of them, then he or she owns 5% of the company.
certificate of ownership in a corporation
A term for ownership interest in a company. Also called shares in a company.
A share of ownership in a company, which provides the holder with specified rights to the company's assets. (See Common Stock and Preferred Stock)
1) A way of issuing ownership of the company to investors, usually called shares of stock. 2) Inventory can also be referred to as stock.
The same as a share and used more commonly in the USA. A share of stock (confusing, yes -- just use the two interchangeably, everyone else does) represents a proportional ownership stake in a corporation. Investors purchase stock as a way to own a part of a publicly traded business.
A share of stock that represents ownership in the company that issues it. The price of the stock goes up and down, depending on how the company performs and how investors think the company will perform in the future.
A unit of ownership in a company that grants the owner an equity interest and a claim on a share in the company's assets and profits.
A generic term for equities (shares) and, less frequently, bonds. See also Security.
Securities representing ownership interest in a corporation, such as common stock, preferred stock, capital stock, etc.
See on: Wikipedia Investopedia A type of security that signifies ownership in a corporation and represents a claim on part of the corporation's assets and earnings. There are two main types of stock: common and preferred. Common stock usually entitles the owner to vote at shareholders' meetings and to receive dividends. Preferred stock generally does not have voting rights, but has a higher claim on assets and earnings than the common shares. For example, owners of preferred stock receive dividends before common shareholders and have priority in the event that a company goes bankrupt and is liquidated. Also known as "shares" or "equity".
A security representing partial ownership, also called equity, in a corporation. Each stock share represents a proportionate claim against the company’s profits and assets. Common stock entitles shareholders to participate in stockholder meetings and to vote for the board of directors. Preferred stock does not confer voting rights, but takes precedence in claims against profits and assets.
A type of equity financial security that represents a share of ownership in a company. See also common stock and preferred stock. TO TOP
Options - A contractual right to purchase or to sell a specified number of shares of corporate stock, at a set price, for a specified period of time.
Ownership of a corporation as evidenced by shares which are a claim on the corporation's earnings and assets. See: Stock Certificate
A security that represents ownership in a corporation and that is issued in "shares".
Also known as equity, stock represents ownership position in a business entity, such as a company or corporation. Each share of stock represents a proportionate share of ownership.
An instrument that signifies an ownership position in a corporation.
A stock, also referred to as a share, is commonly a share of ownership in a corporation.
Equity ownership of a corporation through the purchase of shares.
In North America a "stock" is generally synonymous with a "share", but in the UK it usually means a bond.
An instrument that signifies equity ownership in a corporation, and represents a proportionate claim on a company's assets and profits.
Stocks represent part ownership in a company.Â Investors who own stock in a company are shareholders and may be entitled to receive a dividend.Â The value of a stock rises or falls according to how attractive it is to buyers, and based on the general conditions of the broad stock market.Â Stocks offer long-term growth potential, but may fluctuate more and provide less current income than other investments
An official written certificate of ownership in a company. Also called share.
An investment that represents a share of ownership in a corporation. The performance of the corporation will influence the value of the stock. Term Loan: A contract under which the borrower agrees to make a series of interest and principle payments on specific dates to the lender.
In financial markets, stock is the capital raised by a corporation through the issuance and distribution of shares.