digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















A shareholder or stockholder is an individual or institution (including a corporation) that legally owns a share of stock in a public or private corporation. Shareholders are the owners of a limited company. They buy shares which represent part ownership of a company.

Stockholders are granted special privileges depending on the class of stock. These rights may include:

  • The right to sell their shares.
  • The right to vote on the directors nominated by the board.
  • The right to nominate directors (although this is very difficult in practice because of minority protections) and propose shareholder resolutions.
  • The right to dividends if they are declared.
  • The right to purchase new shares issued by the company.
  • The right to what assets remain after a liquidation.

Stockholders or shareholders are considered by some to be a subset of stakeholders, which may include anyone who has a direct or indirect interest in the business entity. For example, employees, suppliers, customers, the community, etc., are typically considered stakeholders because they contribute value and/or are impacted by the corporation.

Shareholders in the primary market who buy IPOs provide capital to corporations; however, the vast majority of shareholders are in the secondary market and provide no capital directly to the corporation.

See also[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shareholder — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
58911 videos foundNext > 

Business Laws : What Is a Shareholder?

A shareholder is a person, company or other institution that owns at least one share in a business or corporation. Become a stockholder and earn dividends on...

Shareholder u. Stakeholder.m4v

http://insiderwissen-ihk-pruefung.spasslerndenk.de/, Schnell-Lernmethode für Betriebswirtschaft: Spaßlerndenk-Methode für Betriebswirt/in IHK, Technischer Be...

Corporate Governance - What do shareholders really value? (LECTURE ONLY)

Can corporations' relentless focus on maximising shareholder wealth actually harm investors? UNSW's Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation presents Prof Lynn...

Unternehmensführung Tutorium 1, Teil 1: Shareholder Value-Ansatz, Corporate Entrepreneurship

Unternehmensführung Tutorium 1: - Grundlagen der Unternehmensführung - Shareholder Value-Ansatz - Corporate Entrepreneurship.

Tesla Motors 2014 Shareholder Meeting Part 1

An Investary Group special. Part 2/2 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXeqFrwfIsA 0:00 Introduction 9:39 Elon Musk Introduction - Slide Show 26:05 Q&A w...

Tesla Motors, Inc. 2013 annual shareholder meeting

Will your next car be an electric one? Join the community on Facebook: http://fb.com/MyNextOne -- From the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Californ...

Tesla Motors 2014 Shareholder Meeting Part 2

An Investary Group special. Part 1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDwEFvOh9co Part 2/2 of Tesla Motors (TSLA) Annual Shareholder Meeting 2014 Continue...

Steve Jobs introduces the Original Macintosh - Apple Shareholder Event (1984)

Steve Jobs introducing Macintosh at the Apple's Annual Shareholders Meeting on January 24, 1984. See highlights below: 00:58. Intro (Steve Jobs) 03:02. Legal...

Tesla Motors, Inc. 2014 annual shareholder meeting

From the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Elons talk starts at: 9:22 Q&A starts at: 26:02 June 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM PST.

MNKD Shareholder Meeting (Part 3)

58911 videos foundNext > 

90020 news items

Wall Street Journal (blog)
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:18:06 -0700

Hemispherx BioPharma Inc., a Philadelphia-based maker of drugs to treat immune diseases including AIDS, has spent the past year battling a shareholder lawsuit over $2.5 million in bonuses it paid to its executives in 2012. Earlier this month it adopted ...

Top Tech News

Boston Globe
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:56:15 -0700

One of the largest shareholders in EMC Corp. plans to pressure the technology giant to split off its VMware software unit in a bid to boost the Hopkinton company's stock price, according to a financial industry executive with direct knowledge of the ...
Motley Fool
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:30:00 -0700

The past year has not been a pretty one for shareholders of Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG ) . A perfect storm of lawsuits, questioning of efficacy by public health officials, and tightened purse strings because of the Affordable Care Act have led ...

Irish Independent

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:39:07 -0700

Time Warner, stepping up its effort to fend off pesky octogenarian Rupert Murdoch, said Monday that it will not allow shareholders to call special board meetings. The move temporarily amends corporate provisions allowing shareholders to call special ...

CFO Magazine

CFO Magazine
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:11:15 -0700

The announcement was made by the shareholder group MS Pawn Limited Partnership, which owns all of the company's voting common stock. It comes on the heels of MS Pawn's removal of Paul Rothamel as director, president and CEO of the Austin, ...

Sky News Australia

Sky News Australia
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:37:30 -0700

The main shareholder of troubled Banco Espirito Santo has been placed in receivership as Portugal's largest listed lender announced it has sold off the bulk of its Swiss-based private bank. Luxembourg's district court in a statement said it had agreed ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 06:18:45 -0700

Britain's leading companies have already witnessed a number of shareholder revolts at their annual meetings this summer, including a hat-trick of rebellions against City grandee Sir John Peace, although heads have not rolled this yearm – the ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:22:30 -0700

TORONTO, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Spectral Diagnostics Inc. (TSX: SDI) (OTC QX: DIAGF) (the "Corporation" or "Spectral") today announced that at the special meeting (the "Special Meeting") of shareholders ("Shareholders") of the Corporation held earlier ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Shareholder

You can talk about Shareholder with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!