stock·hold·er | \ˈstäk-ˌhōl-dər \

Definition of stockholder 

: an owner of corporate stock

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As previously announced, the CBS Board will hold a meeting at 5PM today to consider declaring a dividend of shares of Class A common stock to all of the Company's Class A and Class B stockholders, as is permitted under CBS' charter. Claire Atkinson, NBC News, "Judge rules in favor of CBS ahead of afternoon board meeting," 17 May 2018 More: Tax cut savings flow to company stockholders, trickle to hourly workers The GOP tax cut reduced the top corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent and also lower rates on individuals. Andrew Taylor, USA TODAY, "Sen. Rubio: Corporations aren’t investing tax cuts in jobs, workers," 1 May 2018 Good morning, Aaron in for Adam on this Thursday morning of suffering PayPal stockholders. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Data Sheet—eBay Chooses a New Dance Partner While Dunking PayPal," 1 Feb. 2018 The company says each Wyndham Worldwide stockholder will receive one share of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts common stock for each share of Wyndham Worldwide common stock held. Paul Brinkmann,, "Gov. Scott expected to announce 200 new corporate jobs at Wyndham in Orlando," 31 May 2018 Fox previously announced that a special stockholders meeting would be held on July 10 to the decide the fate of Disney’s previous offer. Jonathan Sperling, Fortune, "Disney Plays Hardball With Comcast and Increases Its Bid for Fox to $38 Per Share," 20 June 2018 AutoNation shareholders voted Thursday against a stockholder proposal that would have required the chair to be an independent board member. Marcia Heroux Pounds,, "AutoNation shareholders vote against split in chair, CEO roles," 19 Apr. 2018 Under the terms of the deal, Vintage will pay Rent-A-Center stockholders $15 per share. Ben Tobin, USA TODAY, "Rent-A-Center goes private in $800 million sale to Vintage Capital," 18 June 2018 Besides asking a court for a declaratory judgment that the Certificate authorizes the special dividend, the newest lawsuit characterizes the Certificate as a contract between CBS and its stockholders with NAI, as a controller, a party. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Shari Redstone's Grip on CBS Challenged in Shareholder Lawsuit," 31 May 2018

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1753, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stockholder

: someone who owns stock in a company


stock·hold·er | \ˈstäk-ˌhōl-dər \

Kids Definition of stockholder

: an owner of stock



Legal Definition of stockholder 

: an owner of corporate stock — compare bondholder

Other Words from stockholder

stockholding noun or adjective

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