Definitions for "Common Share"
An investment that gives you part ownership of a company and allows you to vote on major decisions affecting the company.
The basic share in a company. Typically, common shares have voting rights and a pro rata right to any dividends declared. They differ from preferred shares which, by definition, carry some kind of right or privilege above the common shares (e.g. first to receive any dividends).
Unit of participation or ownership in a corporation that also carries a right to vote.