Preference Shares

Business / Accounting / Preference Shares: This is a type of share issued by a limited company. It carries a medium risk but has the advantage over ordinary shares in that preference shareholders get the first slice of the dividend 'pie' (but usually at a fixed rate).

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Preference Verb Synonyms: favourite, choice, selection, desire, option, pick
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Performance Shares

Business / Finance / Performance Shares: Shares of stock given to managers on the basis of performance as measured by earnings per share and similar criteria. A control device shareholders sometimes use to tie management to the self-interest MORE

Preference

Business / Finance / Preference: Refers to over-the-counter trading. Selection of a dealer to handle a trade despite the dealer's market not being the best available. Often the 'preferenced dealer' will then move his market in line. MORE

Preference Shares

Business / Accounting / Preference Shares: This is a type of share issued by a limited company. It carries a medium risk but has the advantage over ordinary shares in that preference shareholders get the first slice of the dividend 'pie' (but MORE

Paired Shares

Business / Finance / Paired Shares: Stock of two companies under the same management that are sold as one unit with one certificate. MORE

Outstanding Shares

Business / Finance / Outstanding Shares: Shares that are currently owned by investors. MORE

Management-Closely Held Shares

Business / Finance / Management-Closely Held Shares: Percentage of shares held by persons closely related to a company, as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Part of these percentages often are included in 'institutional holdings'--makin MORE

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