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common stock

stock that ordinarily has no preference in the matter of dividends or assets and represents the residual ownership of a corporate business.
Animal Husbandry. stock that is not purebred.
Origin of common stock
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Consortium scientists say humans share much common stock with this not so simple water flea.
  • If you buy common stock of a company in bankruptcy protection and it fails, you can lose your entire investment.
  • All his clerks who lived with him, ate at the same table, and were clothed out of the common stock with himself.
  • Investors who dismissed common stock dividends as tiny payments are probably regretting it.
  • Likewise, common stock can grow without any increase in taxes.
  • The minority interests in the common stock sold to the public had no effect of power either.
  • The price and dividend have not been determined for the preferred shares, which could be converted to common stock.
  • Subordinated debt with warrants to acquire common stock.
  • Preferred stock with warrants to acquire common stock.
British Dictionary definitions for common stock

common stock

the US name for ordinary shares
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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