common stock

noun

: stock other than preferred stock

Examples of common stock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a result of the reverse stock split, the number of shares of common stock outstanding will be reduced from approximately 33.3 million shares to approximately 0.33 million shares, and the number of authorized shares of common stock will remain at 250 million shares. Charlotte Observer, 5 June 2024 John Hess controls roughly 10% of the company’s common stock and will take a seat on Chevron’s board at the conclusion of the deal. Mitchell Ferman, Fortune, 28 May 2024 The preferred shares shall not be convertible to common stock before six months after the closing or until a registration statement is effective, whichever occurs sooner. Kansas City Star, 23 May 2024 Each holder of the company’s common stock as of the market close on June 6 will receive an additional nine shares of common stock that will be distributed after the market close on June 7, Nvidia said. Britney Nguyen, Quartz, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for common stock 

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of common stock was in 1852

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“Common stock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common%20stock. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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common stock

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