What is a stockholder?

Definition stockholder

How do we define: stockholder?

Stockholder is the owner of one or more shares of corporate stock. A preferred stockholder has first claim to: proportionate voting rights, dividends when issued, a proportionate share of the company's undivided assets, and, often, first opportunity to buy new stock issues before public offerings. Common stockholders have claims subordinate to preferred stockholders.

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