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accounting preferred stock: Original post by Shula Asher Silberstein of Demand Media Preferred stock is a type of stock that gets priority if a company doesn't have enough funds available to pay dividends to all its stockholders. Companies can't pay dividends to common stockholders until they have paid all preferred stockholders, so in some cases preferred stockholders are the only stockholders receiving any dividend. In…

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