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bronzeage

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Hi, everyone

Could you please give me a hand, thank you

What's the difference between shares and stocks?
 

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Hi, everyone

Could you please give me a hand, thank you

What's the difference between shares and stocks?

A share is a unit of stock . Stock is divided into units, which are called shares.
 

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Hi bronzeage,

There is a more widened explanation the matter in question:

Share (n) = a particular separate part or portion into which the capital of a company is divided, thus, e.g. a company may have a capital of &1 million divided into two million shares of 50 p each. Each share gives the person who possesses it, called a member or shareholder, a part of the ownership of the company, which means that he has the right to receive a share in the profits and to share in its management. In the USA although the capital of a stock corporation, the equivalent of a company, is divided into shares, they are called stock and their holders are called stockholders.

Stock (n) = a store of good for sale

We have a large stock of men’s clothes.
The company has too much money tied up in stock.

Stock = a portion of the capital of a company that has converted its fully-pai shares into units, usually of &100 nominal value.

Capital stock = the capital of a company that has been subscribed by its members.
In Britain, the capital of a company that ha converted its shares into units, usually of &100 nominal value. The capital of a company must always first be issued in the form of shares, each of which has a nominal or face value that cannot be divided into smaller units.

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V.
 
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