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common stock

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

n
(Stock Exchange) the US name for ordinary shares
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com′mon stock′


n.
the ordinary stock of a corporation, yielding to preferred stock in dividends.
[1840–50]
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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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References in classic literature ?
Will each bring the result of his labours into a common stock?--the individual husbandman, for example, producing for four, and labouring four times as long and as much as he need in the provision of food with which he supplies others as well as himself; or will he have nothing to do with others and not be at the trouble of producing for them, but provide for himself alone a fourth of the food in a fourth of the time, and in the remaining three-fourths of his time be employed in making a house or a coat or a pair of shoes, having no partnership with others, but supplying himself all his own wants?
If, contrary to probability, it should be admitted by all the States, that each had a right to a share of this common stock, there would still be a difficulty to be surmounted, as to a proper rule of apportionment.
At this council every one deposited a certain quantity of money to a common stock, for the necessary expense of buying forage on the way, where it was not otherwise to be had, and for satisfying the guides, getting horses, and the like.
Surprising as this union of separate individuals in common stock must always appear, every tree displays th same fact, for buds must be considered as individual plants It is, however, natural to consider a polypus, furnished wit a mouth, intestines, and other organs, as a distinct individual whereas the individuality of a leaf-bud is not easily realised so that the union of separate individuals in a common bod is more striking in a coralline than in a tree.
His conversational powers and surprising performances were the universal theme: and as many persons came to see the wonderful raven, and none left his exertions unrewarded--when he condescended to exhibit, which was not always, for genius is capricious--his earnings formed an important item in the common stock. Indeed, the bird himself appeared to know his value well; for though he was perfectly free and unrestrained in the presence of Barnaby and his mother, he maintained in public an amazing gravity, and never stooped to any other gratuitous performances than biting the ankles of vagabond boys (an exercise in which he much delighted), killing a fowl or two occasionally, and swallowing the dinners of various neighbouring dogs, of whom the boldest held him in great awe and dread.
All the possessions and revenues of the settlement are thrown into a common stock, which is managed by the elders.
This excellent result is effected by societies for all manner of virtuous purposes, with which a man has merely to connect himself, throwing, as it were, his quota of virtue into the common stock, and the president and directors will take care that the aggregate amount be well applied.
If industry, frugality, and disinterested integrity were alike the virtues of all, there would, apparently, be more of the social spirit, in making all property a common stock, and giving to each individual a proportional title to the wealth of the whole.
Generally, a P/E ratio refers to the price of a common stock divided by the net income per share generated by a business over a 12-month period.
The company added that the reverse stock split is intended to increase the per share trading price of its common stock to satisfy the USD1.00 minimum bid price requirement for continued listing on The NASDAQ Global Market.
LLC also received 9,575,185 shares of Class A common stock in the distribution that they elected not to sell in the offering, representing approximately 11.5% of Cadence Bancorporation's outstanding Class A common stock, and will be restricted from transferring such shares of Class A common stock received in the distribution without Cadence Bancorporation's consent for a period of 45 days after the date of the final prospectus supplement filed in connection with the offering.
Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC), a global independent investment bank, has announced that it has commenced a public offering of 5,000,000 shares of Class A common stock to be sold by the company, the company said.