from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that owns or holds a share or shares of stock; a stockholder. Also called shareowner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who owns shares of stock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who holds or owns a share or shares in a joint fund or property.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who holds or owns a share or shares in a joint-stock or incorporated company, in a common fund, or in some property: as, a shareholder in a railway, a mining or banking company, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who holds shares of stock in a corporation


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  • The term shareholder primacy typically connotes two distinct principles: (1) The shareholder wealth maximization norm, pursuant to which directors are obliged to make decision based solely on the basis of long-term shareholder gain.

  • The old view that short term shareholder interests are always in best for Britain's companies.

    The Guardian World News

  • As we mentioned before the decline in mutual fund proxies does not appear to be secular, the funds truly have been focused on reducing the level of activity given cost and cost focus as well as what we call shareholder fatigue which means in the fiscal year '08 and '09 and into '10 there was a tremendous amount of activity.

  • Then Borders became a corporation, and decided to put short term shareholder profit before being the best bookstore they could be. - News

  • Tyco's directors decided that a breakup "is going to be the best path to create long-term shareholder value," he said.

    End of an Empire: Tyco Plans Split

  • The first: "Maintain appropriate pay-for-performance alignment, with emphasis on long-term shareholder value: This principle encompasses overall executive pay practices, which must be designed to attract, retain, and appropriately motivate the key employees who drive shareholder value creation over the long term."

    'Say on Pay'? Sure, But How Often?

  • It excludes a number of one-time charges that appear in shareholder reports, and, importantly, records options as an expense, albeit at the time of exercise.

    The 1990's Bubble Economy, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Although this treatment of the cost of options is not ideal, it is arguably superior to their treatment in shareholder reports, where options are generally not expensed at all.

    The 1990's Bubble Economy, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • So you have to make sure that their behavior is consistent with long term shareholder value.

    Transcript: Nouriel Roubini

  • In the end, long-term shareholder value is delivered when companies walk the walk of corporate social responsibility.

    A Facebook Story That Fell Under The Radar


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