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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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Sep 04, 2019 (LBO) - The Board of Directors of Morison by way of a circular resolution dated yesterday, has resolved to initiate the delisting of the company's fully paid voting shares and fully paid non-voting shares from the CSE.
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Under the terms of the arrangement agreement governing the corporate acquisition, Pembina will acquire all of the issued and outstanding restricted voting shares and special voting shares of Kinder Morgan Canada and all of the class B units of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited Partnership by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act.
* 22,727,272 variable voting shares of Jetlines representing approximately 21.2% of Jetlines' total common shares and variable voting shares issued and outstanding (assuming conversion of all Subscription Receipts); and
In addition and in connection with the Transaction, the outstanding 10,927,500 subscription receipts of Trulieve US, announced on August 29, 2018, were exchanged for 10,927,500 Subordinate voting shares of the company (3,573,450 of which subordinate voting shares were immediately converted into 35,734.50 Multiple Voting Shares), and the 548,446 broker warrants of Trulieve US were exchanged for 548,446 broker warrants to purchase subordinate voting shares of the company at an exercise price of USD6.00 until September 21, 2020.
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("Rogers") board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend totaling 48 cents per share on each of its outstanding Class B Non-Voting shares and Class A Voting shares, the company said.
board of directors declared a quarterly dividend totaling USD 0.48 per share on each of its outstanding Class B Non-Voting shares and Class A Voting shares, the company said.
The total number of shares represented by shareholders present in person and by proxy at the meeting was 63.7 million representing 52.1 percent of WestJet's issued and outstanding Common Voting Shares and Variable Voting Shares.
When a shareholder acquires five per cent or more of the voting shares of a company listed on Nasdaq Dubai, such person is a Connected Person under DFSA administered laws and Rules.
The law allows Orascom's Canadian holding company to convert non-voting shares in Globalive Investment Holding into voting shares, taking its proportion of the voting shares to 65.08 percent from 32.02 percent, the Egyptian company said.