A paper that certifies your stock ownership. It lists the name of the corporation, the number of shares and the stated value. If you elect to receive stock certificates, your broker cannot trade those shares on your behalf until you return them. For this reason, most stockholders elect not to receive stock certificates.
A certificate that represents a shareholders ownership in a company. Certificate reflects the company name and number of shares for which it represents class of stock and voting rights. The number of shares does not necessarily reflect all shares owned as other shares may be on deposit or additional shares may have been acquired due to a stock split.
The document issued by a corporation, and sometimes a limited partnership, representing legal ownership of a specific number of shares of a corporation owned by a shareholder. The document identifies the name of the corporation, the name of the owner (stockholder), the class of stock, par value (if any), number of shares contained in the certificate and attendant voting rights. May also be referred to as a share certificate.
A receipt or certificate of ownership signifying that the person whose name is written thereon is the owner of a certain portion of the capital stock of the designated corporation, representative of the intangible personal property right involved, indicated by the ration of the number of shares held to the total number of share outstanding
A document indicating legal ownership of shares of stock in a corporation. Stock certificates are made out to the shareholder or the brokerage firm, and identify the issuer, the number of shares, the par value, and the stock class. A stock certificate must be endorsed by the shareholder to sell the shares.