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Definition of preferred stock

: stock guaranteed priority by a corporation's charter over common stock in the payment of dividends and usually in the distribution of assets

Examples of preferred stock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Torchlight said last week that the deadline for closing the agreement with Metamaterial had been extended to this Wednesday to allow for payment of a preferred stock dividend. David Wethe And Sergio Chapa, San Antonio Express-News, 24 June 2021 Separately, on April 6, 2021, the company closed the second tranche of investment in which Apax Investor (an affiliate of Apax Partners) purchased $200 million of Series B convertible preferred stock at a conversion price of $50.25. Joe Cornell, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Verizon will keep a 10% stake and $750 million of additional preferred stock in the new company, called Yahoo, that will be formed to operate the business. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, 3 May 2021 Viacom ended up issuing $2.65 billion in equity and preferred stock. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, 2 Apr. 2021 Warren Buffet's preferred stock-market overvaluation indicator is flashing warning signs. Douglas Carr, National Review, 4 Mar. 2021 The new investors are coming in through what Uber Freight says is a Series A preferred stock financing. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, 2 Oct. 2020 SpaceX plans to sell another $165 million in equity and preferred stock. Justin Bachman, Fortune, 18 Aug. 2020 The current preferred stock offering has a $9.3 million target. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 7 July 2020

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First Known Use of preferred stock

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of preferred stock was circa 1859

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“Preferred stock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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