Meaning of “watered stock” in the English Dictionary

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"watered stock" in Business English

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watered stocknoun [ C or U ]

uk us US FINANCE

in the past, a company's shares that were shown in its accounts at a higher value than a company’s real assets, used to deceive the authorities and possible investors:

This is an industry which has never issued watered stock.

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