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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.]
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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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iii) 63,696 outstanding shares of Cumulative Preffered Stock,
a) The pro forma net loss per share gives effect to the conversion of all outstanding shares of Preffered Stock into Common Stock for the first quarter of 1996, which converted on a mandatory basis at the Company's initial public offering on October 25, 1996.
31, 1995 Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 4,791,645 Accounts receivable, net 44,020 Inventories 17,946 Prepaid expenses 436,990 Total current assets $ 5,290,601 Property and equipment, net 529,831 Oil and gas properties, net full cost method (including $357,533 unevaluated) 551,685 Notes receivable 2,980,000 Investment in oil ventures 1,358,205 Total assets $10,710,322 Liabilities and stockholders' equity Accounts payable $ 666,903 Accrued liabilities 414,279 Notes payable 21,250 Total current liabilities 1,102,432 Stockholders' equity: Preffered stock, par value $0.