common shares

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Noun1.common shares - stock other than preferred stock; entitles the owner to a share of the corporation's profits and a share of the voting power in shareholder elections; "over 40 million Americans invest in common stocks"
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"
blue chip, blue-chip stock - a common stock of a nationally known company whose value and dividends are reliable; typically have high price and low yield; "blue chips are usually safe investments"
classified stock - common stock classified as A or B where A has certain advantages (e.g., voting power) that B does not
stock of record - stock held by stockholders of record on a given date
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ALL the Goods were once driven out by the Ills from that common share which they each had in the affairs of mankind; for the Ills by reason of their numbers had prevailed to possess the earth.
But Laurence thought it strange that a man with such a face, indicating hardly a common share of intellect, should have had influence enough on human affairs to convulse the world with war.
the Corporation") hereby announces that trading in the common shares of the Corporation will be reinstated by the Alberta Stock Exchange on Monday, October 5, 1992.
5 million of common shares during the second quarter of 2006.
NYSE: MRH) (the "Company") announced today the terms of its two equity forward sale agreements under which it is entitled to sell common shares to an affiliate of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC (the "forward counterparty") for proceeds of approximately $180 million (or $205 million if the underwriter exercises its over allotment option).
together, the "Sputnik Group"), it has acquired, 207,600 common shares of Innova Exploration Limited ("Innova"), representing 0.
2) In order to reward long term preferred shareholders, the Company resolved, to allow the preferred shareholders that hold their shares for 5 years to convert their common shares at the rate of 500 preferred for 1 common share.
Prior to the Amalgamation, Lonsdale had 7,800,000 Common Shares issued and outstanding and had granted options to acquire 1,155,000 Common Shares.
Amalco") (iii) the holders of the Newco common shares will receive one common share of Amalco (the "Amalco Common Shares") with a deemed value of $0.
TSX VENTURE:BIP) a leading manufacturer of taxane active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and developer of targeted oncology drugs, announced today that it has completed a private placement of 13,817,366 common shares at a price of $0.
In no event will the conversion price on the common shares issued as interest be less than the Market Price reserved for the Private Placement.
Debentures holder will receive about nine (9) common shares of the Company for each one (1) dollar in principal amount and accrued interest of debentures owned.