ordinary share


Definition of ordinary share

: a share of common stock

Examples of ordinary share in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In late August, Blackstone offered to buy out the rest of the ordinary shares at $19.50 each, a 40% premium to where Tallgrass was trading but below January’s level. Washington Post, "Tallgrass Energy Blames Sellers for All the Selling," 31 Oct. 2019 Multiply the price range by the company’s share capital (200 billion ordinary shares), and the overall value of the company begins to emerge. Adrian Croft, Fortune, "What’s Saudi Aramco Worth? Investors Could Find Out This Weekend Ahead of the Company’s IPO," 16 Nov. 2019 Those voting rights were cut to three times those of ordinary shares when Neumann was ousted as chief executive last month. Los Angeles Times, "WeWork board weighs $9.5-billion takeover bid from SoftBank," 21 Oct. 2019 Newsletter Sign-up ADRs of Mazor closed Thursday at $52.75 and its ordinary shares closed at $26.25. Aisha Al-muslim, WSJ, "Medtronic to Buy Mazor Robotics for $1.6 Billion," 20 Sep. 2018 As of March 21, Spotify had 178.1 million ordinary shares outstanding, according to a filing. Bloomberg.com, "Why Spotify Doesn’t Want a Stock Pop on Its First Day of Trading," 3 Apr. 2018 More boldly, Singapore might include a sunset clause, establishing a date at which shares with extra voting rights convert into ordinary shares. The Economist, "Hong Kong and Singapore succumb to the lure of dual-class shares," 1 Mar. 2018 At that highest valuation, the company could be worth more than $23.45 billion based on ordinary shares outstanding as of Feb. 22. Colin Stutz, Billboard, "Spotify Files to Go Public," 28 Feb. 2018 BeiGene priced its deal at 108 Hong Kong dollars (US$13.76) an ordinary share, the company said Thursday. Joanne Chiu, WSJ, "Chinese Cancer-Drugmaker Raises $900 Million in Hong Kong Listing," 2 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of ordinary share

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Ordinary share.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ordinary%20share. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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