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

Definition of stockholder

: an owner of corporate stock

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Examples of stockholder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These three will be paid a salary, and one or all can be replaced at any time by a majority vote of the stockholder fans. Scott Ostler,, "How Giants, A’s, 49ers, Warriors fans could kiss their team owners goodbye," 7 Nov. 2020 An unrelated lawsuit by Under Armour stockholder Dale Olin was filed in August in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on behalf of Under Armour. Lorraine Mirabella,, "Under Armour faces new allegations of fraudulent accounting in amended shareholder lawsuit," 26 Oct. 2020 In short, as a stockholder, the simple answer is no. Nathan Bachrach And Amy Wagner, The Enquirer, "Allworth Advice: About to claim Social Security? Choose wisely," 23 Sep. 2020 ProPublica’s board chairman, Paul Sagan, is a member of Moderna’s board and a company stockholder. Isaac Arnsdorf, ProPublica, "Trump’s Vaccine Czar Refuses to Give Up Stock in Drug Company Involved in His Government Role," 23 Sep. 2020 As principal stockholder in a land-grading company, Mayor McCoppin also hoped to profit richly when the park’s hills were removed, a sleazy scheme thwarted when the hills were left in place to provide wind protection. Gary Kamiya,, "How Golden Gate Park ended up in the Outside Lands," 4 Sep. 2020 Plaintiff Dale Olin, a stockholder from New Jersey, filed suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on behalf of Under Armour. Lorraine Mirabella,, "Shareholder files lawsuit against Under Armour, Plank over accounting practices," 1 Sep. 2020 These regulatory filings show compensation for the top executives, among other corporate matters, to help shareholders make informed decisions at stockholder meetings. USA Today, "Why are there still so few Black executives in America?," 20 Aug. 2020 Even so, Google will become the largest stockholder in ADT, based on data compiled by FactSet. CBS News, "Google buys $450 million stake in ADT to fortify Nest," 3 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of stockholder

1753, in the meaning defined above

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“Stockholder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stockholder

US : someone who owns stock in a company


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

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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