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Common Stock

Common Stock

Common stock is a type of security that represents ownership in a corporation. Holders of common stock typically have voting rights and are eligible to receive dividends, although these dividends are not guaranteed. In the event of liquidation, common stockholders have rights to a company's assets only after bondholders and preferred shareholders have been paid.

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