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 let us advert to the large debt which we have ourselves contracted in a single war, and let us only calculate on a common share of the events which disturb the peace of nations, and we shall instantly perceive, without the aid of any elaborate illustration, that there must always be an immense disproportion between the objects of federal and state expenditures.
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.
Release date- 29082019 - Sony Corporation ('Sony') today announced that it has tendered all of the common shares of Olympus Corporation ('Olympus') held by Sony (the 'Tender') into the repurchase by Olympus of its common shares (the 'Repurchase') as announced in the press release issued on August 29, 2019, titled 'Tender of Common Shares into Share Repurchase by Olympus Corporation'.
On July 30, TA announced a reverse stock split of its outstanding common shares at an exchange ratio of five to one, which became effective as of August 1.
(CSE: AUSA) (OTC: AUSAF) has acquired, through the exercise of 12,793,840 warrants of Body and Mind Inc., ownership of 12,793,840 common shares in the capital of the company, the firm said.
International Resource News-March 15, 2019--Frontera Energy acquires 101,316,916 common shares of CGX Energy
Global Banking News-November 29, 2018-Lundin Mining intends to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid to purchase own common shares on TSX
ATLANTA: Americold Realty Trust commenced an underwritten registered public offering of 31,000,000 common shares.
28 November 2017 - US-based investment management firm Wilks Brothers, LLC has acquired 17,000 common shares of Canada and US-based oilfield services corporation Calfrac Well Services Ltd.
Based on the transaction, SMC will subscribe to 4.24 billion additional common shares of Pure Foods out of new shares coming from an increase in authorized capital stock and 10:1 stock split.