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Definition of

stockholders' equity


firm's share capital and reserves the part of a company's financial assets consisting of share capital and retained profits.

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Definitions of ’stockholders' equity’ and meaning of ’stockholders' equity’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’stockholders' equity’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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