Preferred shares

Preferred shares give investors a fixed dividend from the company's earnings. And more importantly: preferred shareholders get paid before common shareholders. See: preferred stock. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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  • preferred shares — give investors a fixed dividend from the company s earnings and entitle them to be paid before common shareholders. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary See: preferred stock. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary Payment of dividends to holders normally takes …   Financial and business terms

  • preferred shares — noun stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends but whose holders have no voting rights • Syn: ↑preferred stock, ↑preference shares • Hypernyms: ↑stock • Hyponyms: ↑cumulative preferred, ↑cumulat …   Useful english dictionary

  • preferred shares — Payment of dividends to holders normally takes preference over the payment of dividends to other classes of shares. In the event of liquidation, preferred shares normally rank above ordinary shares but behind creditors of the company …   Euroclear glossary

  • preferred shares — preferred stock …   English contemporary dictionary

  • preferred shares — /prɪˌfɜ:d ʃeəz/, preferred stock /prɪˌfɜ:d stɒk/ plural noun same as preference shares …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • Retractable Preferred Shares — A specific type of preferred stock thats lets the owner sell the share back to the issuer at a set price. Typically, the issuer can force the redemption of the retractable preferred share for cash at maturity. Sometimes instead of cash,… …   Investment dictionary

  • preferred dividend — A payment of a corporation s profits to holders of preferred shares of stock. (See also: preferred stock) Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc. Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill,… …   Law dictionary

  • preferred convertible shares — Preferred shares (common/ordinary or preferred) that, at the option of the holder, are convertible into other securities, usually common shares, at a designated rate. The conversion privilege may be perpetual or limited to a specified period.… …   Financial and business terms

  • preferred convertible shares — Preferred shares (common/ordinary or preferred) that, at the option of the holder, are convertible into other securities, usually common shares, at a designated rate. The conversion privilege may be perpetual or limited to a specified period …   Euroclear glossary

  • Preferred stock — Financial markets Public market Exchange Securities Bond market Fixed income Corporate bond Government bond Municipal bond …   Wikipedia

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