capital stock

noun

Definition of capital stock

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

Examples of capital stock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By my reckoning, manufacturing capital stock is now about $1.5 trillion below the pre-2001 trend. WSJ, 12 Dec. 2021 Without them, a much smaller capital stock would be pursuing exponentially less commercial vibrancy. John Tamny, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 Still, this is slightly better than an early version of infrastructure legislation that economists at the University of Pennsylvania calculated would reduce long-term economic growth, wages, and capital stock. Brian Riedl, National Review, 7 Aug. 2021 Lower capital stock reduces productivity and wages. Glenn Hubbard, WSJ, 21 Apr. 2021 The Alphabet board authorized the company to repurchase as much as an additional $50 billion worth of its Class C capital stock. Washington Post, 20 May 2021 In the manufacturing sector, MOUSAs contribute even more: 22% of jobs; 21% of value-added; one-third of sales revenues; 17% of business R&D; 20% of annual capital expenditures; and ownership of more than one-third of the sector’s capital stock. Dan Ikenson, Forbes, 20 May 2021 The Alphabet board authorized the company to repurchase up to an additional $50 billion of its Class C capital stock. Fortune, 27 Apr. 2021 Under terms of the deal, BancorpSouth will issue 2,975,000 shares of common stock, plus $18.0 million in cash, for all outstanding shares of FNS capital stock, subject to certain conditions. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 14 Jan. 2021

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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 Dec 2021

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“Capital stock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capital%20stock. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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