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Stockholder

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.

stockholder

An individual or organization that owns common stock or preferred stock in a corporation. Also called shareholder.

stockholder

see STOCK 2.
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The benefits of electing S status were not all positive, h major disadvantage was the requirement that fringe benefits provided for stockholders with a 2%-or-more stock interest had to be included in compensation.
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