diss2 - value of their stock? Would it be better for a...

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Why is there a difference between issued and outstanding stock? Issued stock is includes all stock that has ever been sold. When you sell stock above par value, why can you not have a gain instead of having to put it in paid-in capital in excess of par value? Treasury stock cannot be a good name for ownership of stock in our own company. Can we call it by some other name, and why can we not record a gain/loss on the sell of treasury stock? Treasury stock is not an asset, but I do not understand why. Can you explain? Does common stock always have to be sold before preferred stock? Why is the normal balance for treasury stock a debit? By using par or stated value, aren’t corporations just playing around with the
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Unformatted text preview: value of their stock? Would it be better for a company to issue 10 shares of $1,000 par value stock or 10,000 shares of $1 par value stock? Why cant you pay dividends on treasury stock? Why would a company consider issuing preferred stock? If it needs to raise capital, wouldnt it be better just to borrow the money from a bank? If dividends in arrears means we still owe the preferred shareholders a dividend, why are we not required to book it as a liability? After all, isnt it a debt or obligation of the company? What is the most number of shares a company can issue? Is there a limit on the number besides what is listed as authorized stock?...
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