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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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445 voting shares with the remainder of the overall value divided equally by all 141,365.
sections] 1842) to acquire control and up to 100 percent of the voting shares of Glen Burnie Bancorp ("Glen Burnie"), and thereby acquire control of The Bank of Glen Burnie ("Bank"), both of Glen Burnie, Maryland.
A) today announced that purchases of a maximum of 1,199,925 of its class A subordinate voting shares ("Subordinate Voting Shares"), representing approximately 5% of the 23,998,514 issued and outstanding Subordinate Voting Shares on the date hereof, by means of a normal course issuer bid through the facilities of The Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX"), will commence on April 1, 2006 and will terminate no later than March 31, 2007.
E & E") (TSX VENTURE:AEF) are pleased to announce that the amalgamation of the companies has been completed and effective at the opening, January 9, 2006, the subordinate voting shares of GC-Global Capital Corporation will commence trading on TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol GDE.
During the first eight months following the closing, only one half of the principal amount of the notes will be convertible by their respective holders into subordinate voting shares, after which the full principal amount of the notes will be convertible.
SV)(NYSE:EXE) announced that it has received the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") to make a normal course issuer bid (the "Bid") for up to 2,800,000 of its Subordinate Voting Shares (EXE.
ii) change the outstanding multiple voting shares and subordinate voting shares into common shares on the basis of one common share for each 20 multiple voting shares and one common share for each 20 subordinate voting shares; and
SV)(NYSE:FFH) announces that it intends to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid, subject to regulatory approval, for up to 875,000 of its subordinate voting shares through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange in accordance with the rules and policies of those Exchanges.
acquired by way of private agreements on September 8, 2005, the ownership of 411,800 Class A Subordinate Voting Shares of OPTIMUM GENERAL INC.
The notice provides that BBL may, during the 12 month period commencing August 11, 2005 and ending August 10, 2006, purchase on the Exchange up to 420,000 Class A subordinate voting shares in total, being approximately 5% of the total number of Class A subordinate voting shares outstanding.