capital stock
noun Date: 1709 1. the outstanding shares of a joint-stock company considered as an aggregate 2. capitalization 1d 3. stock 7c(1)

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  • capital stock — Stock authorized by a firm s charter and having par value, stated value, or no par value. The number and the value of issued shares are usually shown, together with the number of shares authorized, in the capital accounts section of the balance… …   Financial and business terms

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  • capital stock — n. 1. the capital of a corporation, divided into negotiable shares 2. the total par or stated value of the authorized and issued shares of stock …   English World dictionary

  • capital stock — noun 1. the maximum number of shares authorized under the terms of a corporation s articles of incorporation (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑authorized shares, ↑authorized stock • Hypernyms: ↑stock 2. the book value of the outstanding shares of a corporation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Capital Stock — The common and preferred stock a company is authorized to issue, according to their corporate charter. Capital stock represents the size of the equity position of a firm and can be found on the balance sheet (or notes) of a typical financial… …   Investment dictionary

  • capital stock — In common parlance, the shares of stock issued by a corporation and outstanding. Precisely, the amount of money, property or other means authorized by the charter of the corporation and contributed, or agreed to be contributed, by the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • capital stock — In the USA, the equity shares in a corporation. The two basic types of capital stock are common stock and preferred stock …   Accounting dictionary

  • capital stock — In the USA, the equity shares in a corporation. The two basic types of capital stock are common stock and preferred stock …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • capital stock —    The amount originally invested by shareholders in a corporation for its issued shares. Capital stock has no direct relationship to the current value of the corporation s shares, which may have gone up or down after the initial issue or first… …   Business law dictionary

  • capital stock — cap′ital stock′ n. 1) bus the total stock authorized or issued by a corporation 2) bus the book value of such stock • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

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