Definition of common stock in English:

common stock

plural noun

North American
  • [mass noun] Ordinary shares.

    ‘the equity fund invests in common stocks’
    [mass noun] ‘the company announced a public offering of 3.5 million shares of common stock’
    • ‘In the first half of fiscal 2001, they spent $61 million to buy shares of common stock via the company's employee stock-purchase plan.’
    • ‘For example, when purchasing a share of common stock outright, the buyer gets both the upside and the downside potential of the stock.’
    • ‘Management also intends to issue up to 75 million shares of common stock, mostly to employees as part of an incentive program.’
    • ‘The $230 million price represents $23 per share in cash for 10 million shares of common stock.’
    • ‘For this reason, common stock generally ranks among the most speculative of investments as their return depends on what will happen in an unpredictable future.’
    • ‘Many investors would not pass up the opportunity to buy common stock in these companies, so why do so many avoid these companies' bonds?’
    • ‘The aggregate purchase price for the shares of common stock is $4.1 million, or approximately $0.93 per share.’
    • ‘Capital to operate the mine was raised by selling shares of common stock.’
    • ‘The Company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TGX.’
    • ‘In North America, however, shareholders rights tend to be more developed than other nations and are standard for the purchase of any common stock.’
    • ‘The steelmaker said it plans to offers 3.65 million shares of common stock at $29 per share.’
    • ‘A share of common stock is ownership in a company.’
    • ‘The company's common stock began trading on the NASDAQ exchange in February 2003.’
    • ‘Also during the quarter, the company repurchased a total of 35 million shares of common stock at a cost of $1.0 billion under an ongoing program.’
    • ‘It is issuing 82 million shares of common stock.’
    • ‘Furthermore, the annual coupons of corporate bonds are more predictable and often higher than the dividends received on common stock.’
    • ‘This means that convertible bonds limit risk should the stock price plummet, while limiting exposure to upside price movements of the underlying common stock.’
    • ‘Once the dual structure ends, the family and management will have just 18% of common stock.’
    • ‘Employee options are ordinarily given on common stock.’
    • ‘Thus, as an owner of common stock, you do get somewhat of a say in controlling the shape and direction of the company even though this say isn't a direct control.’