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Preferred stock ratio

Preferred stock at par value divided by total capitalization, which gives the portion of capitalization that consists of preferred stock.

Preferred Stock Ratio

A ratio of a publicly-traded company's preferred stock to its total capitalization. In the ratio, the preferred stock is valued at par. The preferred stock ratio measures how much of a company's capitalization consists of preferred stock.

preferred stock ratio

The proportion of preferred stock, valued at par, in a firm's total capitalization. The preferred stock ratio is calculated by dividing the par value of a firm's outstanding preferred stock by its net worth and long-term debt.
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DCR expects debt and preferred stock ratios to be approximately 28 percent and 2 percent, respectively, following the close of the transaction.
Aetna's debt and hybrid preferred stock ratios were 24 percent and 2 percent, respectively, at September 30, 1998.
DCR expected debt and preferred stock ratios to be approximately 22 percent and 2 percent, respectively, by the end of 1998.