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, 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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First Known Use of treasury stock

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Treasury stock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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Treasury stock

Legal Definition of Treasury stock

— see stock


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