Define: Shares

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Definition: Shares

Quick Summary of Shares

The amount of share capital held by any shareholder is measured in terms of a number of shares in the total capital of the company.

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Examples of Shares in a sentence

Unfortunately Share prices continued their downward trend.
The share price will likely be determined by the bidding activities of institutional investors.
Speculation centred around a likely bid price of 410p a share.

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Shares. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. November 16, 2019
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Shares. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: November 16, 2019).
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This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.