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Difference between Share and Stock

Share and stock are known as near about same meaning word and offers to seem to be similar. Someone may think the share is stock. But the entire share is not stock. If the total capital of Joint Stock Company is being divided into various units or divided into various units holding different rounding amount is called stock.

Share

  • Definition: Total capital of’ the Joint Stock Company is to be divided into various equal units; each unit is called share.
  • Numerical values: Shares have a certain numeric value which is called face value such as ordinary share per $ 10.
  • Payment of Price: In case of share some portion or total amount has to be paid.
  • Serial Number: Each share has its serial number.
  • Transferability: Though share has the transferability, it has some limitations.
  • Selling Condition: The shares of the company can be sold directly.
  • Transmission: It is not possible to transfer shares partially.
  • Certificate: The owners of the shareholders got share Certificate.
  • Bill: Bill of share is to be made at the time of company formation.
  • The system of Payment: Whether the price of the share is to be paid or not, that has sometimes become due.

Stock

  • Definition: Total capital of the Joint Stock Company is to be divided into various unequal units; each unit called stock.
  • Numerical values: Stock has no certain numeric value. It has to be a different price. For example, stocks have priced $ 10, 15, 20.
  • Payment of Price: In case of stock, the total amount has to be paid.
  • Serial Number: In case of stock, it has not a serial number.
  • Transferability: In case of stock, transferable voluntarily.
  • Selling Condition: The stock of the company cannot be sold directly.
  • Transmission: In case of stock, it is possible to transfer partially.
  • Certificate: On the other hand, Stock Certificate is not being provided.
  • Bill: Bill of Stock is not to be made at the time of company formation.
  • The system of Payment: Price of Stock is being paid all in time.