Definitions for "Preferred stock"
Another form of the equity portion of the capitalization of a corporate entity. Preferred stock has a fixed dividend, expressed either as a percent of par or as a dollar amount.
A security that usually pays a fixed dividend and that gives the holder a claim on corporate earnings and assets that is superior to that of holders of common stock. (See common stock.)
A type of stock that takes priority over common stock with regards to dividends and in liquidation and typically pays fixed dividends. Normally, dividends may not be paid on common stock unless the dividend is paid on all preferred stock. Preferred stock may be issued as cumulative, in which dividends on common stock may not be paid until all past dividends on preferred stock have been paid, or as non-cumulative, where any suspension of the dividend payment on the preferred stock is not ultimately paid to the investor. Also referred to as preference shares.
Keywords:  share, synonymous, see
Synonymous with Preference Share.
See Preference Share.
Keywords:  earnings, premium, ratio, price
premium price/earnings ratio