INDIRECT SHAREHOLDING Definition

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INDIRECT SHAREHOLDING is when one entity directly holds shares of another entity that owns shares of a third but different entity, for example, Shareholder A would have an indirect shareholding of Company C if Shareholder A directly owns shares of Company B while Company B owns shares of Company C.

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COMPTROLLER is the misspelling of the word CONTROLLER caused by confusion in the root of the word in French and Latin. Comptroller is sometimes used within titles in the government, e.g. Comptroller of the Currency.

OUTSTANDING SHARES is the number of shares that are currently owned by all investors. It also includes restricted shares (shares owned by officers and insiders of the company) as well as shares held by the public. Shares that the company has repurchased or retired are not considered outstanding stock.

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