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Voting Rights Shares allotment bring with it voting rights. A member shareholder has one's voting right in the annual general meeting of the concerned company. There are several issues like buy-back etc., which require the company to pass a special resolution. A special resolution comprises 75% of votes cast by people, present and voting, with the quorum of at least two members in a private company or five in case of a public company, besides the board of directors, in a general meeting. (talk) 05:25, 10 January 2008 (UTC)[User-Ishita Bhaduri | Bangalore, India]


What's the difference between a share and a stock? Can't you have a stock in a mutual fund or a mutual organization?--Jerryseinfeld 15:47, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Share and stock usage varies between countries however it usually applies that both refer to the same product. Unit,scrip,holding and etc etc all have a similar usage. Description of share products could go on infinitum for it is all a matter of a countries accepted usage.

US usage is 'shares of the stock' of a company. In modern British English, "share" and "stock" are almost interchangeable in most contexts.BaseTurnComplete 21:39, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

Here's one answer: [1] Grahamhopgood 13:22, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

please put a example of a recipt that have a involvment share of a business.

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  • Merge - voting interest would fit nicely in shares as a sub-header, it doesn't need it's own article. PianoKeys 23:17, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

This proposal had no response in over a year. I think voting interest belongs in the article about stock, rather than here. See also common stock and voting stock. I propose the merge banner be removed. --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 09:03, 29 September 2008 (UTC)


I can't understand why the "Tax Treatment" section only discusses India as an example. The information provided is unhelpful without the context given by providing information about at least one other country.

Due to this section, the article is poor. DanTheShrew (talk) 22:31, 12 April 2010 (UTC)


The Shareholder article claims that "contrary to popular opinion, shareholders of American public corporations are not the (1) owners of the corporation..." This contradicts what this article says, i.e. that shareholders are part-owners. I am not in a position to arbitrate one way or the other, but Stock#Shares agrees with this article that a share represents part ownership of the company. --Baryonic Being (talk) 17:06, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Income received is known as a WHAT?!Edit

What the heck is a "dividend cheese"?! Lol... is this some kind of joke Mk762007 (talk) 12:05, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Shareholders do not own the corporationEdit

Shareholders of large public corporations are not the owners of the corporation. Ownership is determined in law as based on a bundle of rights and duties (See Honore' 1961). The typical shareholder has none of these rights and duties.

This fact that shareholders of large public corporation DO NOT own the corporation is explained in Company Law and The Myth of Shareholder Ownership by Ireland (1999) (See, Shareholder Ownership and Primacy by Velasco (2010) (See and Bad and Not So Bad Arguments for Shareholder Primacy by Stout (2002) (See

Also, see the book by Stout (2012) called The Myth of Shareholder Value, Greenwood ( There are a lot more I will cite if needed.

Only if shareholders have control of the corporate decisions can they possibly be considered owners. They do not. Their vote in practice is ineffectual in determining Board of Director composition. Professor Bebchuk studied proxy contests conducted by all listed companies between 1996 and 2004, finding that only 17 corporations, with a market capitalization over $200 million, experienced proxy contests to replace management outside of the takeover context. Of these, only 2 of the insurgents won. “A plausible interpretation of the evidence is that, even when shareholder dissatisfaction with board actions and decisions is substantial, challengers face considerable impediments to replacing boards.” (Bebchuk 2005 p. 13)

The bottom line: Shareholders of large public corporations are NOT the owners.Sigiheri (talk) 01:19, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

This discussion (if you could call it that) is all ready under way at Talk:Corporation#Shareholders do not own the corporation. — Blue-Haired Lawyer t 11:13, 5 May 2013 (UTC)