Shares are listed on the stock exchange, which makes them easy to buy and sell. They are usually issued by a company to raise money. Unlike bonds, which are a straightforward loan, shares give you ownership of part of the company.
Certificate that represents ownership or units of ownership in a corporation and specific rights and claims on assets. Often referred to as stocks or equities.
Documents that represent a percentage of ownership in a company.
A share is issued to a shareholder in exchange for cash or assets. The shareholder then owns part of the company.
A company must have at least one issued share. The constitution can provide for the issue of different classes of shares with special rights attaching to individual classes. Shares can be issued for any amount e.g. $1.00 Shares can be beneficially held by a shareholder for another person or entity.
Certificates representing ownership in a corporation. Also known as stocks or equities.
Shares confer ownership of a portion of the company. Normally shareholders are entitled to receive the company's accounts, attend its general meetings and vote on proposals.
ordinary shares in the Company
documents entitling their holders to proportionate ownership of a company.
Shares are also known as equities, stocks, holdings or securities. They indicate ownership of part of a company.
Units of ownership in a corporation, mutual fund or limited partnership.
There are two ways for companies to raise money for business investment - they can borrow it and/or they can issue shares - otherwise known as stocks. In corporate-finance-speak, stocks are called equity capital and borrowed money is debt capital. Equity (stocks/shares) differs fundamentally from debt in two ways. It represents an ownership interest in a company - you're buying a share of the company, not lending the company money A bondholder (basically, a lender) is entitled to a regular interest payment and can call for a winding up of the company if interest isn't paid. An equityholder is not entitled to any regular payment - (although most stocks provide for the payment of a cash dividend this is at the discretion of the company's management) So, buy a stock and you're buying part-ownership of a company. And as an owner, you take a share in the company's future profits.
Another name for equities which represent ownership in a company. Different types of shares confer different entitlements, such as voting rights and payments from the profits of the company. By trading shares you can make a capital gain or loss, depending on the differences in the prices at which you buy or sell. The holders of shares have a right to vote at the company's Annual General Meeting, and an entitlement to a share of dividends declared.
A stake or share in a company.
A share is apart of a company. When you buy a share you become a part-owner - a shareholder - in a company. Shares are also known as equities or securities.
See Ordinary Shares
Ownership of a portion of a public company, entitling the owner to a proportion of the profits distributed by the company to share owners. Shares are traded on the stock exchange.
A deposit made in a credit union that confers ownership rights in the credit union on the depositor.
A unit of stock naming the holder and indicating ownership in a corporation.
The indicia of ownership in a corporation. Shares can be divided into classes with different rights and obligations. In general, a share entitles the holder to a share of the profits of the corporation (if and as distributed), a right to elect directors to the company, and a claim on the value of the assets of the company. Shares can be certificated (represented by a share certificate) or un-certificated. Shares are generally transferable unless restricted by agreement of the shareholders (and subject to compliance with federal and state securities laws).
A share is a certificate of ownership in a corporation. It is the same as a stock.
A stake in the ownership of a company. Also known as equities.
Shares represent ownership of part of a company. They are also known as equities.
Shares mean the ownership right on the business, which belong to their holders. There are different types of shares, and these presuppose the existence of different rights, for instance, shares granting the vote to their owner.
The ownership of a limited company is divided between its shareholders, each of whom has paid an amount of money towards the company's capital in exchange for a share in the profits (in the form of dividends). Shares in public companies are able to be freely traded on a stock exchange. By trading shares you make a capital gain or loss, depending on the differences in the prices at which you buy and sell.
The certificate of ownership of a proportional amount of a company. Several different classes of shares are available (preferred, ordinary, etc).
Companies divide their capital into equal units called shares. Buying the shares brings rights - a stake in the business- and the risk of losing your investment.
A percentage of ownership in an asset or corporation.
also known as stocks, equities and securities. A share represents part- ownership of a company. The owner of a share becomes entitled to a pro-rata portion of the company's net assets and income at certain times.
Also known as stocks and equities, shares represent part-ownership of a business, which is publicly quoted, with the letters PLC after its name. Shareholders are entitled to the residual profits and assets of a business after all other claims have been settled. This can be a volatile figure which partly explains why share prices are so volatile. The other reason is because of changes in sentiment.
Certificates or book entries representing ownership in a business.
which are also known as equities, represent ownership of part of a company. Returns from shares are generated through dividends and the potential for profit or loss through changes in the share price in the share market. Shares generally provide a higher return than cash, fixed interest and property, over the long-term, but also involve a higher risk and greater fluctuation of returns on a yearly basis.
A form of investment where you purchase part of a company. Part of distributed company profits will be paid to you as a dividend. The value of your shares will fluctuate according to market assessment of company performance and prospects, and economic conditions locally and overseas.
These are documents issued by a company to its owners (the shareholders) which state how many shares in the company each shareholder has bought and what percentage of the company the shareholder owns. Shares can also be called 'Stock'.
A security issued by a company which gives the purchaser (share holder) certain rights to participate in how it is run, receive a portion of its profits as dividends and share in its assets on wind up. Shares are also called Equities or Stocks.
An investment which makes you part-owner of a company, along with all the other shareholders. Some shares pay you an income (called dividends) regularly. With all shares, you accept a capital risk. This means, if the share price rises, you will make a profit when you sell, but if the share price falls, you will instead make a loss.
Certificates representing ownership of stock in a corporation or company.
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A company's shares represent partial ownership of the company. An investor who buys a company's shares can profit in two ways - from income in the form of regular dividends (distribution of the company's profits) that are payed to shareholders on a regular basis, and an increase in the value of the share itself due to growth in the companies sales, earnings and/or improved prospects for the future.
Shares are issued by a company to raise money. Unlike bonds, which are a straightforward loan, shares give you ownership of part of the company. Most shares are listed on a stock exchange, which makes them easy to buy and sell, although dealing costs may be expensive, which is another attraction of investing in a unit trust as the costs are shared with lots of others.
Units of stock in a corporation.
The equal parts into which a company's capital is divided.
Portion of equity ownership in a company.
A share is a portion of ownership in a company. You can buy and sell shares on the stock market. Shares are sometimes called equities.
Certificates or book entries representing ownership in a corporation or similar entity
Securities carrying ownership rights in a company.
Ordinary shares of 0.5 pence each in Signet Group plc
investment units sold to co-op members. Shares are like stock in a traditional business, but because of special rules for co-ops, membership shares are not subject to the same regulations that govern stock (as long as certain conditions are met). For that reason, most co-ops prefer to use the term “share” in reference to member investments.
Public Limited Companies (PLCs) are divided into a number of equal parts. These parts are called 'shares'. PLCs sell their shares to the general public via the Stock Exchange. If you own a share then you legally own a part of the company and are entitled to any dividends the company might make.
A document signifying part ownership in a company. The terms "share" and "stock" are often used interchangeably.
The units of economic value of a company to which are attached rights to vote and to participate in dividends and capital distributions of the company. Each share has a nominal capital value usually £1, which is paid into the company on issue.
represents the ownership in part of a company. When you buy a share in a company you become a joint owner of the business and share in the future of that business. Also known as equity.
A certificate issued by a company for general purchase entitling the holder to dividends from any profits the company may make.
Shares (sometimes called equities) are unsecured investments in a company where the income received depends largely on the profitability of the firm.
a stake in the ownership of the Company. Can be different types of shares holding different rights for the shareholder.
The name given to a part of a company owned by an investor – the investor buys shares in the company. Is also used to describe the OEIC* equivalent of a unit*.
The nominal capital of a limited company is divided into shares which may be in units of £1 or more, or 50p or as small as 0.05p. There are three main types of shares, Preference Shares, Ordinary Shares and Deferred Shares.
Form of security that represents a shareholder's stake in a company (see equities and preference shares).
Units of ownership in a corporation or a mutual fund. In a mutual fund, the value of each unit is calculated by dividing net assets by the number of shares.
Certificates or book entries representing ownership in a company.
CME Class A Shares and Class B Shares.
Sold by a company to raise money. Shares give the owners an interest in the company and a right to share in the profits