Common Stock


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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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Thus, the special valuation rules do not apply to a transfer of common stock when the transferor retains common stock.
The stock held by Amax's subsidiaries was changed into class A stock, as were 70 of the shares held by Amax; the remaining 250 shares previously held by Amax were converted into class B common stock and sold by Amax to Mitsui Japan for $125 million in cash.
In addition, the two-thirds yield test seems to be biased against common stock equivalence, since it compares the return of a relatively low-risk Aa-rated corporate bond with that of a given company's convertible security that may be riskier because of the company's credit standing.
Prior to a 20% acquisition of the common stock, the Rights can be redeemed for $.
Pursuant to the transaction, stockholders of record holding fewer than 200 shares of the Company's common stock immediately before the transaction will have such shares aggregated, converted into the right to receive a cash payment of $2.
The premium (5% in Wallace) multiplied by the company's value would be divided by the shares of voting common stock and then added to the voting common stock's share price otherwise determined.
IHI common stock will be issued in exchange for such shares and mailed out on or about Sept.
A common stock equivalent is a security that, because of the terms under which it was issued, is in substance the same as common stock.
The Certificate of Designation for the Class B Common Stock also provides that the Class B Common Stock is entitled to 1/10 vote per share.
Under the provisions of the agreement and plan of merger providing for this acquisition, the number of shares of Mohawk common stock to be issued is based on the weighted average of the sales price of all reported transactions in Mohawk common stock on NASDAQ-NMS, excluding cancelled trades, during the 20-consecutive-trading-day period preceding the fifth full trading day prior to the closing date.
The Certificate of Designation for the Class B Common Stock, Series 1, provides that the Class B Common Stock, Series 1, was entitled, through September 4, 2006, to receive regular quarterly cash dividends that are at least 110% of any regular quarterly cash dividends that were paid on the Class A Common Stock.
Prior to a 15 percent acquisition of the common stock, the rights can be redeemed for $.