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Voting shares are shares of stock that allow the owner to vote on company matters.
Stocks, also known as equities, represent ownership interests in corporations. If you own one, 100, or 100 million shares of stock in a company, you’re an owner of the company.
Corporations sell stock, or ownership in the company, in return for cash to run their businesses. There are a number of different kinds of stocks, and their classifications largely depend on the rights they confer on the holder. Investors evaluate these categories based on their investment objectives, and they look for stocks that meet those objectives. The two most popular categories of stock are common stock and preferred stock.
- Voting Rights
- Protective Provisions