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capital stock

noun

  1. the total stock authorized or issued by a corporation.
  2. the book value of the outstanding shares of a corporation, including retained earnings and amounts paid in by stockholders.


capital stock

noun

  1. the par value of the total share capital that a company is authorized to issue
  2. the total physical capital existing in an economy at any moment of time


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Word History and Origins

Origin of capital stock1

First recorded in 1890–95

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Example Sentences

After the testator's death the corporation was authorized by statute to increase its capital stock.

Studebaker's wagons are famous and the firm controls capital stock amounting to a million of dollars.

Thus Armour in 1916 raised its capital stock from twenty millions to one hundred millions without receiving a dollar more of cash.

In the case of the other four companies the earned rate on common capital stock is much lower—from 27 per cent.

Mr. Rockefeller controls about eighty or ninety millions of capital stock in the Standard Oil Trust.

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