preferred stock

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preferred stock

n.
Capital stock having priority over a corporation's common stock in the distribution of dividends and often of assets.

preferred stock

n
(Stock Exchange) US and Canadian shares representing part of the capital issued by a company and entitling their holders to priority with respect to both net profit and net assets. Preferred stock usually carries a definite rate of dividend that is generally lower than that declared on common stock. Also called (in eg Britain, Australia): preference shares

preferred′ stock′


n.
stock that has a superior claim to that of common stock with respect to dividends and often to assets in the event of liquidation.
[1840–50, Amer.]
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Noun1.preferred stock - stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends but whose holders have no voting rights
stock - the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity); "he owns a controlling share of the company's stock"
cumulative preferred, cumulative preferred stock - preferred stock whose dividends if omitted accumulate until paid out
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preferred stock

n (US Fin) → Vorzugsaktien pl
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4 per cent of the Zero Dividend Preference Share capital in issue,
CMT's board recommended acceptance of the offer and gave irrevocable acceptance with respect to 64% of the ordinary share capital, 79% of the preference share capital, and 97% of the value of the loan stock.
The offers for the whole of the ordinary and preference share capital of Hambros does not include Hambro Countrywi de and Hambro Insurance Services.
01% of the initial issued preference share capital of the Company (based on the 28,350 CRPS in issue as at the date of the Preference Share Offer).