ordinary share


: a share of common stock

Examples of ordinary share in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In line with Volkswagen's agreement earlier in September with its largest shareholder Porsche SE, 25% plus one ordinary share in the sportscar brand, which do carry voting rights, will go to Porsche SE at the price of the preferred shares plus a 7.5% premium. Reuters, CNN, 18 Sep. 2022 The company paid a special cash dividend in May of 63 cents per ordinary share and $1.26 per American depository share for a payout of $2 billion, of which more than $200 million went to Richard Liu. Coco Liu, Fortune, 2 Oct. 2022 Under the terms of the all cash transaction, Wheels Up will acquire the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Air Partner for 125 GBX per share, equivalent to an enterprise value of approximately $107 million. Doug Gollan, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 This is because its shareholders, who will get one JD.com ordinary share for every 21 Tencent shares held, can choose to maintain them or not. Yue Wang, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 By that November, ReWalk was hoping to raise capital by convincing investors to buy up to 3,250,000 units — one ordinary ReWalk share, and 0.75 of a warrant to purchase one ordinary share with an exercise price of $4.75 — at $3.75 apiece. Peter Cohan, Forbes, 25 Sep. 2021 In a statement on Wednesday, Valneva said shares will be priced at $24.04-$28.85 for each American Depositary Share and €10-€12 per ordinary share. Siva Sithraputhran, Fortune, 5 May 2021 Bilibili set the maximum offer price for a smaller portion of stock reserved for individual investors at 988 Hong Kong dollars per ordinary share, or the equivalent of $127 each. Joanne Chiu, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2021 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, 31 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ordinary share was in 1891

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“Ordinary share.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ordinary%20share. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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