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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INTEREST INCOME - NON-OPERATING is interest income generated from non-operating investment securities such as certificates of deposit or bonds for non-financial service companies.

PUBLIC OFFERING is the sale of a new securities issue to the public by way of an underwriter, a transaction that must be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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