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Common Stock

 

shares of stock that convey the right to receive income in the form of dividends. Dividends vary with the amount of profit a stock company has earned. There is also preferred stock, which generates income according to a preset fixed percentage that does not vary with any increase or decrease in profits. The big capitalists who establish joint-stock companies usually retain the preferred stock and sell the common stock to the ordinary stockholders.

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A statement by Naqshabandi office, said today : - The two sides discussed during the meeting which held on the sidelines of the conference of / dialogue for the future / held in China, the most common issues that concern Iraq and Sudan also touched the results of the Iraqi elections and the concomitant violations and rigging which will show impacts on the political scene .
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