Shareholders (Stockholders) – owns a proportional part (share) of a corporation’s capital, granting the right to participate in the company’s general management and to share in its net profits or earnings

     This page is continued from Equity Jurisprudence > Counterbalancing Legal Considerations of a Court in Determining EquityBusiness Owners’ Equity:

stockholder:

1. See SHAREHOLDER.

shareowner:

1. See SHAREHOLDER.

shareholder:
(1832)

1. Someone who owns or holds a share or shares in a company, especially a corporation. — aka shareowner; (in a corporation) stockholder. ’

controlling shareholder:
(1894)

1. A shareholder who can influence the corporation’s activities because the shareholder either owns a majority of outstanding shares or owns a smaller percentage but a significant number of the remaining shares are widely distributed among many others.

dissenting shareholder:

1. A shareholder who opposes a corporate action and usually demands that the corporation buy back the shareholder’s stock.

dummy shareholder:
(1902)

1. A shareholder who owns stock in name only for the benefit of the true owner, whose identity is usually concealed.

interested shareholder:
(1920)

1. Someone who owns enough of a corporation’s stock to affect corporate decision-making, usually at least 15-20% of the corporation’s outstanding stock. — aka interested stockholder.

majority shareholder:
(1887)

1. A shareholder who owns or controls more than half the corporation’s stock.

minority shareholder:
(1870)

1. A shareholder who owns less than half the total Shares outstanding and thus cannot control the corporation’s management or singlehandedly elect directors.

shareholder of record:

1. See STOCKHOLDER OF RECORD. [1]

shareholder-control agreement:

1. See POOLING AGREEMENT.

shareholder derivative suit:

1. See DERIVATIVE ACTION (1).

shareholder oppression:

1. See OPPRESSION (4).

shareholder proposal:
(1951)

1. A proposal by one or more corporate stockholders to change company policy or procedure.  *  Ordinarily, the corporation informs all holders about the proposal before the next shareholder meeting.

shareholder resolution:

1. See RESOLUTION (2).

shareholders’ equity:

1. See OWNERS’ EQUITY.

shareholder’s liability:

1. See LIABILITY.

shareholders’ scheme of arrangement:

1. See SCHEME OF ARRANGEMENT.

shareholder voting agreement:

1. See POOLING AGREEMENT.

share index:

1. An official or public list of stock prices.

share option:

1. See STOCK OPTION.

share-out:
n.

l. The division of money or property between two or more people.

2. The amount of money or property that each person receives in such a division. 

 

share repurchase:

1. See REDEMPTION (3).

shares outstanding:

1. See outstanding stock under STOCK.

share split:

1. See STOCK SPLIT.

References:

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

[3]:  Categorized and arranged by Wild Willpower PAC.

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