Meaning of “capital stock” in the English Dictionary

"capital stock" in Business English

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capital stocknoun [ C or U ]

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US FINANCE, STOCK MARKET all the shares that a company has and is officially allowed to sell:

The company has a present authorized capitalization of 1,200,000,000 shares of capital stock with a $1.00 par value per share.

ECONOMICS, FINANCE the total value of the buildings, machines, etc. within a particular economy, or owned by a particular company, which are used to produce goods and services:

In developed economies, where the capital stock is already large, technological advances and efficiency gains are key.

(Definition of “capital stock” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)