Investor Glossary-stockholderInvestor Glossary-stockholderInvestor Glossary-stockholderInvestor Glossary-stockholderInsightful 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

Stockholder

The HTML to link to this page
 

A stockholder, or shareholder, is an individual or organization owning stock in a company. Ownership is symbolized by a stock certificate or noted within their broker's records. A stockholder can also be an organizations such as a mutual fund, hedge fund, and pension fund. A stockholder holds a legal claim to a percentage of a company's assets and earnings. A stockholder also shares in the company's limited liability status.

Beyond voting for a Board of Directors, a stockholder has little input on company management unless they own a large number of shares. A large stockholder is required to register their positions with the SEC, and to file when their holdings change. A stockholder who is also an insider is required to file with the SEC anytime they wish to buy or sell stock.

Stocks are subordinate to bonds; when companies go bankrupt, each stockholder generally lose the entire value of their holdings.



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


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