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

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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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