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shares

a stake in the ownership of a company. Shares maybe ordinary shares or preference shares. Ordinary shares confer an entitlement by way of dividend to those profits appropriated to the payment of a dividend after payment of dividend on preference shares. On a winding up, ordinary shareholders are entitled to what remains after payment of creditors and preference shareholders.
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If you are asked questions as to why you are dealing in these shares to such an extent, you can say that the friend for whom you are acting desires to boom copper, and is going on the low price of the metal at the moment.
Wingrave at that time was the possessor of six thousand shares in the Royal Hardwell Copper Mine, which had cost him, on an average, two dollars twenty-five.
He bought five thousand shares in one block, and sold none.
"Open an account to Hardwell in it; a quarter of all the shares I buy are to be in his name, and a quarter of all the profits I make in dealing in the shares is to be credited to him."
"I want you to buy five hundred shares from each of them.
"I will give you four thousand pounds for a quarter share," Da Souza said.
I will give you five thousand for a quarter share. It is half my fortune."
Come then, five thousand for a sixth share. It is throwing money away."
Then give up your share; the others'll jump at it; and Eva won't think the worse of you, at any rate."
"Quite apart from my own share in the matter, it makes me positively sick to see a fellow like you mixed up with such a crew in such a game.
* Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares reached a new 52-week high of $424.75 on Thursday morning, moving up 1.09%.
Regin Jacobsen, CEO, purchased 25 shares. After the transaction, he holds 4,495,871 shares.