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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P&L see PROFIT AND LOSS STATEMENT.

GIVEUP is the opposite of "pickup." A reduction in yield as a result of a swap transaction in which one security is sold and another purchased. Yield declines rather than increases as a result of the transaction.

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