UK Accounting Glossary
In the USA, individuals, businesses, and groups owning stocks in a corporation.
US term referring to individuals, business and groups owning stocks in a corporation.
A stockholder is someone, or another entity such as a group of investors or another company, which owns one or more shares of the stock in a corporation. The owners of a corporation are not the company’s management, but rather the stockholders.
Shareholders are always stakeholders in a corporation, but stakeholders are not always shareholders. A shareholder owns part of a public company through shares of stock, while a stakeholder has an interest in the performance of a company for reasons other than stock performance or appreciation.
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This glossary post was last updated: 4th May 2019.