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common stock

n.
Capital stock that is secondary to preferred stock in the distribution of dividends and often of assets.

common stock

n
(Stock Exchange) the US name for ordinary shares

com′mon stock′


n.
the ordinary stock of a corporation, yielding to preferred stock in dividends.
[1840–50]

common stock

Any kind of share where the owners receive their dividend of company profit only after payments have been made to other shareholders with priority such as those with preferred stocks. Preferred stocks have a stated rate of dividend payment.
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Noun1.common stock - 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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