common stock

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common stock (countable and uncountable, plural common stocks)

  1. (finance) Shares of an ownership interest in the equity of a corporation or other entity with limited liability entitled to dividends, with financial rights junior to preferred stock and liabilities.
    Synonyms: equity share, ordinary share
    Common stocks are trading below preferreds in these bad times.
    The company's common stock is a bargain.

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