Treasury Stock

Definition

Stock reacquired by a corporation to be retired or resold to the public. Treasury stock is issued but not outstanding, and is not taken into consideration when calculating earnings per share or dividends, or for voting purposes.

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You should always do your homework and know just what to expect before you invest in any risky treasury stock.

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We bought some treasury stock and I was really surprised, because I did not know we needed any for our company.

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I was confused about what would happen to the stock my company bought back from its shareholders until my boss explained that it would become treasury stock for the company and would be retired.

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