Today's Market

updated 9 hours ago Sponsored by:
DOW 18,232.02 -53.72 -0.29%
S&P 500 2,126.06 -4.76 -0.22%
NASD 5,089.36 -1.43 -0.03%

Community: Investing Wiki

Term Of The Hour

redeeming shares: Original post by Leslie McClintock of Demand Media Common stock is simply a claim on a company's future dividends. There are two kinds of stock: preferred and common. Common stockholders receive a pro-rata share of all dividends the company issues after preferred stockholders and bondholders have been satisfied. They also receive a vote in periodic elections for the board of directors, which…

Want to learn more or edit this definition?
Click here to read more!