Definitions

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

  • n. One who owns a share or shares of stock in a company. Also called stockowner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who owns stock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

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

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

Etymologies

stock +‎ holder (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    A Bill to Fight Crony Capitalism

  • 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.

    The Bad News Bears

  • 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.

    Sustainable Design Update » Blog Archive » Virgin Group to Invest 3 Billion in Renewables

  • For instance, the Coca-Cola Company recently agreed to obtain stockholder permission before approving large executive severance packages.

    Think Progress » In 2005, Exxon CEO Raked in 190K a Day

  • Quoting Management: We continue to execute our strategic plan to increase long-term stockholder value, and our accretive portfolio repositioning continues to progress steadily.

  • We are delighted by these results and their implications for creating long-term stockholder value, stated Tom Stallings, Chief Executive Officer of EasyLink.

  • Based upon the Company's strong liquidity position and its commitment to drive long-term stockholder value, the Company's Board of Directors authorized a

  • "We look forward to receiving our license - which we expect to be issued within a reasonable time frame - and developing the Scioto Downs VLT facility, which we believe will drive significant long-term stockholder value and create hundreds of jobs in the Columbus area."

  • We believe that the repurchase program supports our objective of maximizing long-term stockholder value.

  • Hedge-fund manager Lorber, by contrast, calls himself a "long-term stockholder" though he first bought shares in 2007.

    The Seattle Times

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