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stock watering

noun
  1. commerce the creation of more new shares in a company than is justified by its assets
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  • Stock-watering is to be prohibited; and publicity of rates to be brought about.

    Railroads: Rates and Regulations

    William Z. Ripley

  • Vol II, in connection with capitalization and stock-watering.

  • These laws are to prevent fictitious capitalization and “stock-watering.”

  • These will be fully described in our second volume in connection with stock-watering, valuation and allied financial problems.

  • Indeed, it can be shown that stock-watering reached a still higher degree of development in the case of the Erie road.

    The Railroad Question

    William Larrabee