stock company


Definition of stock company

1 : a corporation or joint-stock company of which the capital is represented by stock
2 : a theatrical company attached to a repertory theater especially : one without outstanding stars

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Recent Examples on the Web How did a joint stock company founded in Elizabethan England come to replace the glorious Mughal Empire of India, ruling that great land for a hundred years? Iain Murray, National Review, "The Rise of the East India Company Is Not a Cautionary Tale about Corporate Power," 2 Nov. 2019 In reality, in selling to CloudCommerce, an obscure California penny-stock company, Parscale had jumped into a mess of his own making. Peter Elkind, ProPublica, "The Myths of the “Genius” Behind Trump’s Reelection Campaign," 11 Sep. 2019 Many stock companies don't pay dividends at all, while others have smaller payouts with inconsistent histories of raises. Alexander Coolidge,, "Will a P&G dividend increase signal a bigger turnaround?," 26 Mar. 2018 That the dogs are voiced by the Anderson stock company of Edward Norton (Rex), Bill Murray (Boss), Jeff Goldblum (Duke), and Bob Balaban (King) makes the invitation that much harder to resist. Ty Burr,, "Canines (and kids) to the rescue in ‘Isle of Dogs’," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of stock company

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Stock company.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stock company

: a company whose ownership is divided into shares that can be bought and sold
: a theater group made up of actors who perform together

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