One who owns shares of stock in a corporation or mutual fund. For corporations, along with the ownership comes a right to declared dividends and the right to vote on certain company matters, including the board of directors. also called stockholder.

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You need to know that what you are doing will not upset a shareholder and make them want to let go of what they have.

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I did not want that company to do bad, because I was a shareholder and needed them to do good, so I would get something.

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After the private equity firm became the largest shareholder of the software company, they sought to elect three of their executives to the company's board of directors.

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