treasury stock


: issued stock reacquired by a corporation and held as an asset

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Toyota’s market valuation includes the 14.3% of shares that Toyota itself holds as treasury stock, worth around $30 billion. Reed Stevenson, Fortune, 1 July 2020 Repurchased shares become additional equity (treasury stock) which can be used again in lieu of cash for future acquisitions as well as for other purposes that benefit all concerned. WSJ, 12 Feb. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of treasury stock was in 1901

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“Treasury stock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Legal Definition

Treasury stock

see stock

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