treasury stock


Definition of treasury stock

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

Examples of treasury stock in a Sentence

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, "Tesla just dethroned Toyota as the world’s most valuable automaker," 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, "Schumer, Sanders, Socialism and Buybacks," 12 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of treasury stock

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Treasury stock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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