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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The San Diego wireless giant’s hour-long annual shareholder meeting was attended by about 400 stockholders. Mike Freeman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Qualcomm's board re-elected; now must deliver on promises to shareholders," 23 Mar. 2018 The rest of the corporate sector struggles to convince stockholders to believe that their projects will work out (with plenty of exceptions where the CEO has the trust of investors). James Mackintosh, WSJ, "A Davos Debate: What Is Finance for?," 24 Jan. 2019 Including stockholder dividends, Duke Energy's return should be more like a steady 8-10 percent a year, the company is telling investors. Fox News, "Utilities pivot from power plants to grid work for profits," 24 Aug. 2018 The concern is that companies, especially in prioritizing buybacks, are rewarding stockholders instead of investing in their workers, research and development, new facilities, or other more productive arenas. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Stock buybacks, explained," 2 Aug. 2018 That merger would quickly become a disaster for IPALCO stockholders and workers. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "How Mike Pence expanded Indiana’s controversial voucher program when he was governor," 28 Jan. 2018 Although requests for medical tests of Redstone are waived in court, one of Viacom and CBS’ major stockholders still wants that information. Kate Stanhope, latimes.com, "Timeline: The Redstones' many battles for Viacom ... and now CBS," 22 May 2018 In December 2017, Disney and Fox announced their merger plans and the companies are both preparing for special stockholder meetings to vote on the merger. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Comcast planning to outbid Disney for Fox studios and other assets," 23 May 2018 Closing is subject to approval by La Quinta stockholders and regulatory and government approval. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Wyndham Hotels to buy La Quinta hotels," 18 Jan. 2018

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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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