A type of share that pays a fixed percentage dividend. Preference shareholders come before the ordinary shareholder when it comes to payment of dividends and if a company is wound up. However, as with Ordinary shares a dividend is only distributed if the company has sufficient distributable profits available.
Preferred shares of a corporation that have first claim to preferred dividends.
They are like ordinary share holders except that they do not have voting rights and get a priority over receiving dividents over ordinary share holders.
These are normally fixed-income shares whose holders have the right to receive dividends before ordinary shareholders but after debt holders have received their interest.
a hybrid instrument, which can be categorized as a fixed income instrument since the investors receive a fixed dividend before the regular equity holders receive their dividend
A share giving its holder preferential rights in respect of dividends and sometimes in respect of a return of capital on a winding up.
A type of share with preferential rights over ordinary shares (usually in terms of repayment and dividends).
(US: preferred stock.) A share that pays a stated dividend and generally does not carry voting rights. A company that has issued preference shares must pay dividends to the owners of the shares at the promised rate before any dividends can be paid to the owners of common shares. Most people buy them primarily for the promised dividend (income) and only secondarily for capital appreciation.
A preference share is similar to an ordinary share but carries certain preferential rights. These rights usually concern the guarantee of a fixed (cumulative) return to the shareholder or a guaranteed return on the investment.
A type of share that acts like a bond, paying a fixed rate of interest. They are the first in the pecking order if a company or trust is wound up and its assets distributed to shareholders.
A share in the capital of a company which gives the holder preference over the holders of ordinary shares in the payment of dividends up to a stated amount, and in return of capital in a liquidation.
Certificate representing one unit of ownership in a company. Preference shares receive dividends before ordinary shares, but have no voting rights.
A share with preference rights, i.e. which has preference over ordinary shares of the same company with regard to dividend payments and the distribution of assets on liquidation. The full dividend must be paid on preferred shares before any dividend can be paid on the company’s other shares. Français: Actions privilégiées Español: Acción preferente
Preference stock Preferred dividend coverage
A preference share is similar to an ordinary share but carries certain preferential rights. These preferential rights imply that preference shares take precedence over ordinary shares at profit distribution and/or the distribution of the balance left after liquidation. The dividend and the distribution upon liquidation on preference shares is determined beforehand. The dividend is usually a fixed amount and can be cumulative (see cumulative preference shares).
A type of share in a company, usually with a fixed dividend rate, ranking in priority to ordinary shares for both dividend and return of capital in a liquidation. Preference shares may carry voting rights.