equity security


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Stock

A portion of ownership in a corporation. The holder of a stock is entitled to the company's earnings and is responsible for its risk for the portion of the company that each stock represents. There are two main classes of stock: common stock and preferred stock. Common stock holders have the right to vote on major company decisions, such as whether or not to merge with another corporation, and receive dividends determined by management. Preferred stock holders do not usually have voting rights, but receive a minimum dividend. Stock may be bought or sold, usually, though not always, in the context of a securities exchange. It is important to note that a single share of a stock usually represents only a tiny amount of ownership, and, therefore, most stocks are traded in batches of 100.

equity security

See equity.
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The insiders covered by the rule are officers, directors and beneficial owners or those holding more than ten percent of any class of any equity security of the issuer.
Being the first-ever preferred equity security token to be issued and traded, there are heightened regulatory, tax and compliance measures that must be diligently and meticulously completed.
Total annual distributions on the equity security units will be 7%, consisting of interest payments at the rate of 5.25% on senior notes and contract adjustment payments of 1.75% under forward purchase contracts.
The proposals would require domestic companies with a class of equity security registered under Sec.
Shares, assets or ownership interests of a company or other entity include any debt or equity security, warrant, option, partnership interest, trust certificate or other instrument representing an ownership interest in the company or entity, whether voting or nonvoting.