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capital Stock

Stock, capital, ownership in a corporation. A corporation allows stockholders to purchase stock certificates to represent shares of the corporation they own. Stocks can be sold by the stockholders, often for a profit. The value of the stock fluctuates according to such factors as the success of the corporation or the general state of the economy. There are various kinds of stock; a newly formed corporation decides which kinds of stock will be issued.

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