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

Examples of stock company in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nolan likes to use a stock company of actors, with not only Branagh, but Murphy, Damon and Modine serving as return collaborators. Brent Lang, Variety, 22 Feb. 2022 The pair are longtime collaborators (Nolan has a stock company of players like Tom Hardy, Michael Caine and Christian Bale who have popped up in multiple films). Brent Lang, Variety, 8 Oct. 2021 As part of the deal, Ohio National will demutualize – policyholders will be paid for their ownership stake and the company will become a stock company owned by shareholders. Alexander Coolidge, The Enquirer, 23 Mar. 2021 Mirage, a penny-stock company whose shares trade on the over-the-counter exchange, is far from a substantial player in the oil and gas industry. Randy Diamond,, 26 June 2020 Investors, including many future colonists, poured some $400,000 into a stock company to support the venture. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, 15 Apr. 2020 While some of the less season-specific inventory could sell later, a good deal of the stock companies bought for spring is already aging past its prime and items for summer will miss critical selling time. Marc Bain, Quartz, 8 Apr. 2020 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, 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, 11 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of stock company

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Stock company.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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