- A type of equity or capital representing shares of ownership in a corporation. May or may not receive distributions of corporate income in the form of dividends. Receives the lowest priority for repayment in the event of a corporate liquidation. As opposed to preferred stock, which has a slightly higher claim to corporate funds. American Banker Glossary————securities that represent equity ownership in a company. common shares let an investor vote on such matters as the election of directors. They also give the holder a share in a company's profits via dividend payments or the capital appreciation of the security. units of ownership of a public corporation with junior status to the claims of secured/unsecured creditors, bondholders and preferred shareholders in the event of liquidation. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary————The storage or mixture of goods which have been imported under a relief eg End-Use relief or Inward Processing Relief ( IPR) with other goods that share the same Commodity Code to 8 digits and the same technical and physical characteristics. HM Customs & Revenue Glossary————See equity shares. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary
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* * *Common stock, or ordinary shares, represent ownership in a limited liability company. These are companies in which the owners' liabilities are limited to the shareholders' funds and the shareholders usually appoint directors to manage the company on their behalf. Holders of common stock are entitled to dividends when they are declared. They have the last claim on the assets and income of a company, after other creditors have been paid.
* * *common stock UK US noun [C or U] (UK also ordinary stock)► STOCK MARKET a share or shares of a company providing the owner with a right to vote at shareholder meetings and to receive a part of the company profits as a dividend
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