What is a Stock Certificate
What is a Stock Certificate?

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What is a Stock Certificate?

A Stock Certificate is a legal document that certifies ownership of a specific number of stock shares in a Corporation. A Stock Certificate is also called a Certificate of Stock or a Share Certificate. When you buy shares of Corporate Stock, a Stock Certificate may not always be issued.

A Stock Certificate is evidence of ownership interest in a Corporation. A Stock Certificate may be issued for both Common Stock or Preferred Stock.

Ownership of Corporate Stock allows the owner (shareholder) to exercise all rights and privileges associated with being a shareholder in the Corporation, including voice and vote in shareholders meetings. Ownership of a majority of shares allows the shareholders to run the Corporation as they see fit.


EXAMPLE OF A STOCK CERTIFICATE

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Apostille
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Articles of Incorporation
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Assumed Name
At Will LLC
Authorized Shares
B Corporation
Benefit Corporation
Board of Directors
Business Dissolution
Business Entity
Bylaws
Certificate of Existence
Certificate of Status
Certified Copy
Close Corporation
Common Stock
Conversion
Corporate Bylaws
Corporate Name Reservation
Corporate Stock
DBA
Disregarded Entity
Dividends
ESOP
Excise Tax
Federal Tax ID
Ficticious Name
Foreign Qualification
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General Partnership
Good Standing Certificate
Incorporator
Involuntary Dissolution
IRS Form 966
ITIN
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Liquidation
LLC
LP
Majority Shareholder
Meetings
Merger
Nexus
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Nonprofit Corporation
Obligated Member LLC
Organizer
Paid-in Capital
Paid-in Surplus
Par Value
Personal Service Corporation
Preferred Stock
Privilege Tax
Professional Corporation
Professional Service
Proxy
Registered Agent
Registered Office
Reporting Requirements
Revocation
S Corporation
Series LLC
Service Mark
Shareholder
Sole Proprietor
Stated Capital
Statutory Agent
Stock Certificate
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Trust
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