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
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.
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.