capital stock

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capital stock

n.
1. The total amount of stock authorized for issue by a corporation, including common and preferred stock.
2. The total stated or par value of the permanently invested capital of a corporation.

capital stock

n
1. (Accounting & Book-keeping) the par value of the total share capital that a company is authorized to issue
2. (Economics) the total physical capital existing in an economy at any moment of time

cap′ital stock′


n.
1. the total stock authorized or issued by a corporation.
2. the book value of such stock.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capital stock - the maximum number of shares authorized under the terms of a corporation's articles of incorporation
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"
2.capital stock - the book value of the outstanding shares of a corporation
book value - the value at which an asset is carried on a balance sheet; equals cost minus accumulated depreciation