UK Accounting Glossary
In the USA, individuals, businesses, and groups owning stocks in a corporation.
finance One who owns stock.
US term referring to individuals, business and groups owning stocks in a corporation.
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.