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Chapter 7 - Chapter 7 residual claim Stockholders have a...

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Chapter 7 residual claim Stockholders have a "residual claim" on the earnings and the assets of the company. This means that each year after the company pays for its operations and pays its creditors, any residual or remaining earnings belong to the shareholders. Equity A stock or any other security representing ownership in a firm. On a company's balance sheet, the amount of funds contributed by the owners (the stockholders) plus the retained earnings. common stockHolders of common stock exercise control by electing a board of directors and voting on corporate policy. Common stockholders are on the bottom of the priority ladder for ownership structure. In the event of liquidation, common shareholders have rights to a company's assets only after bondholders, preferred shareholders and other debtholders have been paid in full. variable-return securities preferred stock "A class of ownership in a corporation that has a higher claim on the assets and earnings than common stock. Preferred stock generally has a dividend that
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