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Common stock is a form of _______ ownership Equity
Why do common stocks have the term "common"? The term common in common shares distinguish common stock from preferred stocks
Dividends are paid to ______ stock holders first? Preferred stock holders. Common stock holders cannot be paid dividends until preferred stock are paid their dividends
How are common stock holder paid when the corporation goes under or files bankruptcy? Common share holder will receive any remaining funds after preferred stock holders, creditors and bondholders are paid
______ is a company that issues stock to a small group of people Private Corporation
_______ is a company that issues stock openly to anyone willing to buy Public corporation
The assigned value that is printed on stock certificate is known as ______ Per Value
What are Dividends? Dividend is the money paid by a company to its shareholders out of its profits or reserves
Why do Corporations sell their shares of stock? Corporations sell stock to make money. The money could be used to fund operations or expansions plans
Why do investors buy a corporation's stock? Investors buy stock to make more money than they would have done if they invested in safer alternatives like bonds
Why do corporations split their stock? The management of the corporation believes that the stock should be trading within a certain price range
Once stock split is effected the number of shares ______ while the value ______ The number of shares increases while the value decreases
Shareholders usually have ____ vote per share One vote per share

Common stock is a form of _______ ownership

Why do common stocks have the term "common"?

Dividends are paid to ______ stock holders first?

How are common stock holder paid when the corporation goes under or files bankruptcy?

______ is a company that issues stock to a small group of people

_______ is a company that issues stock openly to anyone willing to buy

The assigned value that is printed on stock certificate is known as ______

What are Dividends?

Why do Corporations sell their shares of stock?

Why do investors buy a corporation's stock?

Why do corporations split their stock?

Once stock split is effected the number of shares ______ while the value ______

Shareholders usually have ____ vote per share

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