American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who owns a share or shares of stock in a company. Also called stockowner.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is a proprietor of stock in the public funds, or who holds some of the shares of a bank or other company.
- n. A proprietor of stock, that is, of herds of cattle or flocks of sheep; a grazier.
- n. finance One who owns stock.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who is a holder or proprietor of stock in the public funds, or in the funds of a bank or other stock company.
- n. someone who holds shares of stock in a corporation
- stock + holder (Wiktionary)
“That rare breed, the long-term stockholder, has no recourse after losses or poor dividends, and the taxpayer is compelled to pick up the outstanding tab.”
“Still, none of the fears I heard anywhere last week would trouble a long-term stockholder, except for one -- from Tyler Jenks, of Boston-based mutual-fund broker, Kanon Bloch Carrel Stocks, says Jenks, have fallen into a pattern he calls a hyperwave -- a series of four steps up in price, followed by three decisive steps down.”
“He mentioned the highest-ever year-end stock price of $76.99 and a nearly 500% increase in stockholder return to 60% in 2007 from 2002.”
“For instance, the Coca-Cola Company recently agreed to obtain stockholder permission before approving large executive severance packages.”
“Hedge-fund manager Lorber, by contrast, calls himself a "long-term stockholder" though he first bought shares in 2007.”
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