Definition of stockholder in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstɒkhəʊldə/


1chiefly North American A shareholder.
Example sentences
  • In an attempt to create a corporation where stockholders' interests are looked after, many firms have implemented a two-tier corporate hierarchy.
  • Should this happen, bondholders would be paid first during the liquidation process, then preferred stockholders, and lastly common stockholders.
  • Options are both compensation for executives and also potential costs to stockholders, since their exercise dilutes stockholder ownership rights.
2A holder of supplies for manufacturers.
Example sentences
  • As a result of this value we have become the largest distributor/stockholder for Waverley Brownall in the UK.



Pronunciation: /ˈstɒkhəʊldɪŋ/
Example sentences
  • The report said that new Treasury-imposed accounting rules - known as resource accounting - may also have resulted in ‘poor decision making’ about the appropriate levels of stockholding.
  • The stockholding banks increased their assets by 34.3 per cent to 4.09 trillion yuan, while liabilities rose 34.5 per cent to 3.95 trillion yuan.
  • On Thursday, the company set aside nearly £50m from profits to cover the 5% stockholding the employees voted to accept.

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