Investor Glossary-class a sharesInvestor Glossary-class a sharesInvestor Glossary-class a sharesInvestor Glossary-class a sharesInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Class A Shares

The HTML to link to this page
 

Class A shares of stock are generally thought of as a preferred tier of classified stock. In many companies, Class A shares have greater voting rights than Class B shares or any other class of shares. One reason for creating this disparity in voting rights between classes of stock is to insulate company management, typically the owners of Class A shares of stock, from retail investors on Wall Street. Many companies do not offer Class A shares to the general public nor are Class A shares freely traded; only management can own Class A shares and their additional voting rights. However, it must be remembered that not all companies treat Class A shares the same way. In an effort to sell shares, some companies call their regular shares of stock Class A shares in an attempt to trick the general public into purchasing what is perceived to be a preferred stock.



Rate this Class A Shares definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: inflation, EBITDA, average price per share, current ratio, FTSE, 1035 exchange, LIBOR, annual return, deferred revenue, option premium, 401a, command economy, open position, real GDP, implied volatility, in escrow, quality assurance, cancelled check, dividends payable, covered put, stock split, 1031 exchange, class C shares, required rate of return, ex-dividend, limit order, risk management, Zero Cost Collar, reverse mortgage, minority interest, VIX, deferred tax, Key Rate Duration, margin rate, wholly-owned subsidiary, APR, 144a, diluted share, stock market close, FICO score, ex-dividend date, phantom income, per diem, debt service coverage, balance sheet, retained earnings, irrevocable trust, labor relations, liquidity ratio


Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Investor Glossary | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
©2004-2016 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use