It is the capital raised by a company or corporation through the issue and subscription of shares. Its the goods or merchandise kept on the premises of a shop or warehouse and available for sale or distribution. A type of security that signifies ownership in a corporation and represents a claim on part of the corporation's assets and earnings. There are two main types of stock: common and preferred. Common stock usually entitles the owner to vote at shareholders' meetings and to receive dividends. Preferred stock generally does not have voting rights, but has a higher claim on assets and earnings than the common shares.
Last date updated on June, 2014