common stock


Definition of common stock

: stock other than preferred stock

Examples of common stock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The deal price of $1.2 billion will be paid through a combination of $1 billion in cash and $200 million in Endeavor’s Class A common stock. Todd Spangler, Variety, 27 Sep. 2021 On June 8, the company announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 45.4 million shares of its Class A common stock for $27 per share, valuing it at around $15 billion. Gurufocus, Forbes, 18 June 2021 ZoomInfo is now reorganizing certain corporate entities with the goal of having all shareholders hold the same class of common stock with the same economic and voting rights. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2021 That transaction, funded with the issuance of 21 million Holly Energy Partners common stock units and $325 million in cash, will have a total value of $758 million. Dallas News, 3 Aug. 2021 Each owns a special class of shares that entitle them to 10 times the voting rights of the common stock Robinhood plans to sell in the IPO. Peter Rudegeair, WSJ, 19 July 2021 As a result of the positive stress test results, Morgan Stanley has decided to increase its common stock dividend by 100% to $0.70, beginning the third quarter. Trefis Team, Forbes, 7 July 2021 Bank of America is increasing its quarterly common stock dividend by 17%, and JPMorgan is increasing its dividends 11%, from 90 cents per share to $1 per share for the third quarter of 2021. Alexis Benveniste, CNN, 28 June 2021 The transaction will be paid in $750 million in parent company Uber’s common stock and the remainder in cash, according to the company. Dom Difurio, Dallas News, 22 July 2021

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First Known Use of common stock

1784, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of common stock was in 1784

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11 Oct 2021

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“Common stock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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