stockholder

noun
stock·​hold·​er | \ ˈstäk-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce stockholder (audio) \

Definition of stockholder

: an owner of corporate stock

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Reversing a lower court decision in favor of Mr. Pickens, the Delaware Supreme Court found that Unocal could treat a raider differently from other stockholders. Chris Power, Washington Post, "T. Boone Pickens, Texas oil tycoon who led legendary corporate raids, dies at 91," 13 Sep. 2019 Share buy-backs have become a more popular way to return capital to stockholders than paying dividends. The Economist, "Why yields are the best guide to future stockmarket returns," 7 Sep. 2019 The settlement, which includes Wisconsin Gas, was filed with the PSC late Friday and disclosed to WEC stockholders on Monday. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Proposed settlement would trim potential rate increases for We Energies and WPS customers," 26 Aug. 2019 Bill and Frederick Koch and other dissident stockholders sold their interests, and the brothers later sued claiming the company withheld crucial information that would have led to a higher sale price. Steve Peoples, chicagotribune.com, "David Koch, a billionaire who plowed cash into conservative politics with his brother, has died," 23 Aug. 2019 Bill and Frederick Koch and other dissident stockholders sold their interests, and the brothers later sued claiming the company withheld crucial information that would have led to a higher sale price. Steve Peoples, The Denver Post, "Billionaire David Koch, conservative donor, dies at age 79," 23 Aug. 2019 Bill and Frederick Koch and other dissident stockholders sold their interests, and the brothers later sued claiming the company withheld crucial information that would have led to a higher sale price. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Billionaire David Koch has died at age 79," 23 Aug. 2019 And there is a chance—however unlikely—that the legal liabilities wipe out stockholders altogether. Charley Grant, WSJ, "It’s Not Too Late for Bayer to Heal," 22 June 2019 To the stockholders there’s no problem with Disney’s business plan unless the remakes stop making billions. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "Disney should stop with the remakes. Instead try making something new," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of stockholder

1753, in the meaning defined above

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stockholder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stockholder

US : someone who owns stock in a company

stockholder

noun
stock·​hold·​er | \ ˈstäk-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce stockholder (audio) \

Kids Definition of stockholder

: an owner of stock

stockholder

noun
stock·​hold·​er

Legal Definition of stockholder

: an owner of corporate stock — compare bondholder

Other Words from stockholder

stockholding noun or adjective

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