In insurance, a company owned and controlled by stockholders. This contrasts with a mutual company, in which policyowners own rights in the company. (See also, "Mutual Insurance Company.")
An insurance company formed and capitalized through the sale of shares of stock. Those purchasing the stock are owners and share in the company's earnings. Common stockholders vote on the company's board of directors, on matters involving company policy, and may receive a distribution of earnings through stock dividends declared by the company. Compare to Mutual Company.
a company whose capital is represented by stock
a theatrical company that performs plays from a repertoire
a corporation owned by individuals or stockholders who contribute capital in the hope of earning a profit through the sale of insurance
Company owned by stockholders who share in the profits of the company.
An insurance company owned by the stockholders.
Owned by stockholders. Profits are distributed to the stockholders.
A company organized and owned by stockholders, as distinguished from the mutual form of company which is owned by its policyholders.
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.
Resorts issue shares of ownership in the property or properties they sell. Instead of owning a deed to a property, you own shares in the company, which entitles you to vacation time each year. Back to the top
A company owned by a series of investors or stockholders (shareholders) who assume the risks of profit or loss.
A stock company, when referring to acting, is a group of actors who regularly act together, for example employed by the one theatre, who perform a set repertoire of "stock" plays. The "stock" actors would memorise set parts from their specific set of plays, allowing the group to deliver a varying set of performances. The stock company could also host visiting stars with the actors performing the supporting roles.