the total stock authorized or issued by a corporation.
the book value of the outstanding shares of a corporation, including retained earnings and amounts paid in by stockholders.
Capital vs. CapitolCapital and capitol are both commonly used in political contexts and are separated by just one letter, making them frustratingly easy to confuse. When it comes to these two terms, it’s important to note that one has a number of meanings while the other refers to a certain type of building. Capital has many definitions. It can mean “the wealth owned or employed in business …
Um. . . something called a “Hindenburg Omen” has the stock market concerned. What does it means?It sounds like a sequel to “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” but a “Hindenburg Omen” isn’t any fun. If you want to call attention to potential bad news, it’s hard to go wrong with the name “Hindenburg.” Paul von Hindenburg was a celebrated World War I general and a less celebrated President of Germany. The more infamous Hindenburg, however, is the dirigible named for the general and its corresponding disaster. …
- capital offense,
- capital outlay,
- capital punishment,
- capital resources,
- capital ship,
- capital structure,
- capital sum,
- capital surplus,
- capital transfer tax,
Origin of capital stock
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for capital stock
A savings bank is taxed on its deposits, and a state bank is taxed on its capital-stock.
the par value of the total share capital that a company is authorized to issue
the total physical capital existing in an economy at any moment of time
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