capital stock


Definition of capital stock

1 : the outstanding shares of a joint-stock company considered as an aggregate

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Recent Examples on the Web Overall, the authors estimate that the Biden agenda, if fully implemented, would reduce full-time equivalent employment per person by about 3%, the capital stock per person by some 15%, and real GDP per capita by more than 8%. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Cost of Bidenomics," 18 Oct. 2020 Over his eight years, President Obama’s policies cumulatively increased real private investment 14 percent over the capital stock in place in 2007. Ed Conard, National Review, "Lies, Damned Lies, and Steve Rattner’s Statistics," 31 Aug. 2020 The firm warns, however, that the world must do much more to decarbonize its existing capital stock, much of which is young and emissions-intensive, by investing in technologies like carbon capture and green hydrogen. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy, presented by National Clean Energy Week: Number of nuclear reactors at 30-year low — what it means," 24 Sep. 2020 The capital stock of the United States, from private factories and office buildings to roads and bridges, is getting old. Alex Muresianu, National Review, "Economic Nationalism Forestalls Our Economic Greatness," 26 Aug. 2020 Its new online service, called Lavka, has spread small warehouses across the capital stocked with about 2,000 items and uses bike couriers to deliver orders. Ilya Khrennikov,, "Russia’s Google Will Bring You Groceries in Just 15 Minutes," 8 May 2020 For the realization of the capital stock of Esperaza, Sonangol provided 100% of the capital, amounting to 193.5 million euros. Chidinma Irene Nwoye, Quartz Africa, "Why Angola had to freeze the personal assets of Africa’s richest woman," 9 Jan. 2020 Chief executive Jason Robins will remain in his role — and hold about 90 percent of the voting power of the new company’s capital stock. Andy Rosen,, "DraftKings’ losses accelerate as it prepares for public listing," 7 Jan. 2020 Ideally this would come through foreign direct investment, which would add to the country’s capital stock and create jobs. The Economist, "Buttonwood Why it is hard for foreign investors to be bullish on South Africa," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of capital stock

1709, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of capital stock was in 1709

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29 Oct 2020

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“Capital stock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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