preferential shares

preferential shares
preference shares, preference stock, preferential shares or preferential stock plural noun
Shares or stock on which dividends must be paid before those on other kinds
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Main Entry:prefer

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  • Preferential — Pref er*en tial, a. Giving, indicating, or having a preference or precedence; as, a preferential claim; preferential shares. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preferential stock — preference shares, preference stock, preferential shares or preferential stock plural noun Shares or stock on which dividends must be paid before those on other kinds • • • Main Entry: ↑prefer …   Useful english dictionary

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  • preferential treatment — /ˌprɛfərɛnʃəl ˈtritmənt/ (say .prefuhrenshuhl treetmuhnt) noun preference given to someone as in employment, allocation of shares, etc., on the basis of something other than merit …  

  • 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

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  • United Kingdom company law — Beside the River Thames, the City of London is a global financial centre. Within the Square Mile, the London Stock Exchange lies at the heart of the United Kingdom s corporations. United Kingdom company law is the body of rules that concern… …   Wikipedia

  • preference stock — noun Britain : preferred stock * * * Brit. See preferred stock. [1855 60] * * * preference shares, preference stock, preferential shares or preferential stock plural noun Shares or stock on which d …   Useful english dictionary

  • Enterprise Investment Scheme — The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is a series of tax reliefs designed to encourage investments in small unquoted companies carrying on a qualifying trade in the United Kingdom.PurposeInvestment in companies that are not listed on a stock… …   Wikipedia

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