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Stockholder

The person or company that owns a share in a publicly-traded company or a mutual fund. The share represents a certain (usually very small) percentage of ownership in the company or the securities underlying the fund. Thus, a stockholder has the right to receive a portion of the company's profits in the form of dividends, and, depending on the type of share, may have a right to vote on matters pertaining to corporate governance. A person or company becomes a stockholder on the record date, that is, on the date that the share was bought. A stockholder is also known as a shareholder.

shareholders

the individuals and INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS who contribute funds to finance a JOINT-STOCK COMPANY in return for SHARES in that company There are two main types of shareholder:
  1. holders of PREFERENCE SHARES who are entitled to a fixed DIVIDEND from a company's PROFITS (before ordinary shareholders receive anything), and who have first claim on any remaining assets of the business after all debts have been discharged;
  2. holders of ORDINARY SHARES who are entitled to a dividend from a company's profits after all other outlays have been met and who are entitled to any remaining ASSETS of the business in the event of the company being wound up (LIQUIDATED).

Generally only ordinary shareholders are entitled to vote at ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS and elect DIRECTORS, since they bear most of the risk.

shareholders

the individuals and institutions who contribute funds to finance a JOINT-STOCK COMPANY in return for SHARES in that company There are two main types of shareholder:
  1. holders of PREFERENCE SHARES, who are entitled to a fixed DIVIDEND from a company's PROFITS (before ordinary shareholders receive anything) and who have first claim on any remaining assets of the business after all debts have been discharged;
  2. holders of ORDINARY SHARES, who are entitled to a dividend from a company's profits after all other outlays have been met and who are entitled to any remaining ASSETS of the business in the event of the company being wound up. Generally, only ordinary shareholders are entitled to vote at the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and to elect directors, since they bear most of the risk of losing their money in the event of company INSOLVENCY.

shareholders

See stockholders.

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