Meaning of “stockholding” in the English Dictionary

"stockholding" in Business English

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stockholdingnoun [ C or U ]

also stock-holding uk /ˈstɒkˌhəʊldɪŋ/ us

COMMERCE, PRODUCTION an amount of goods that a company keeps for use in the future:

Warehousing and other stockholding costs will be high.

STOCK MARKET, FINANCE the shares that someone owns in a particular company, or in companies in general:

Caterpillar continued as the investment fund's largest stockholding, followed by General Motors.
Keep at least a small portion of your stockholdings overseas.

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