PREFERRED STOCK Definition

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PREFERRED STOCK, usually, non-voting capital stock that pays dividends at a specified rate and has preference over common stock in the payment of dividends and the liquidation of assets. A firm with a distinct sustainable competitive advantage is one that does not have preferred stock.

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IIA is Institute of Internal Auditors.

APPLICABLE FINANCIAL REPORTING FRAMEWORK is the financial reporting framework adopted in the preparation of the financial statements that is acceptable in
view of the nature of the entity and the objective of the financial statements, or that is required by law or regulation.

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