- preference shares
- A British term for *preferred stock.
Auditor's dictionary. 2014.
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Preference Shares — Company stock with dividends that are paid to shareholders before common stock dividends are paid out. In the event of a company bankruptcy, preferred stock shareholders have a right to be paid company assets first. Preference shares typically… … Investment dictionary
preference shares — noun stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends but whose holders have no voting rights • Syn: ↑preferred stock, ↑preferred shares • Hypernyms: ↑stock • Hyponyms: ↑cumulative preferred, ↑cumulativ … Useful english dictionary
preference shares — N PLURAL Preference shares are shares in a company that are owned by people who have the right to receive part of the company s profits before the holders of ordinary shares are paid. They also have the right to have their capital repaid if the… … English dictionary
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