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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SCHEDULE is an ordered list of times at which things are planned to occur, e.g., cash receipts schedule and amortization schedule.

MANAGEMENT BY EXCEPTION (MBE) is a management method by which only exceptional events are reported or acted upon. In this way management can focus only on those results or occurrences that deviate in some way from that what was expected.

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