common equity

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Common Equity

The amount that all common shareholders have invested in a company. Most importantly, this includes the value of the common shares themselves. However, it also includes retained earnings and additional paid-in capital.

common equity

The dollar amount of common shareholders' investment in a company, including common stock, retained earnings, and additional paid-in capital.
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I recall the move by companies in the 1950s to begin investing their pension funds in common equities. Today such funds own 50 percent of all common equities; these holdings enable fund managers to exercise their leverage with corporate management.

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