What is capital stock?

Definition of Capital Stock

Capital stock refers to the shares of ownership that have been issued by a corporation. The amount received by the corporation when its shares of capital stock were issued is reported as paid-in capital within the stockholders' equity section of the balance sheet .

Examples of Capital Stock

Capital stock is the 游戏电竞线上外围APP v5.2 combination of a corporation's common stock and preferred stock .

Common stock is issued by every U.S. corporation. A small percentage of corporations also issue preferred stock. The stockholders' equity section of the balance sheet will list the types and amounts of the capital stock.