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Question
what is the difference between stock & shares,
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Answer
# 1
n today's financial markets, the distinction between stocks
and shares has been somewhat blurred. Generally, these words
are used interchangeably to refer to the pieces of paper
that denote ownership in a particular company, called stock
certificates. However, the difference between the two words
comes from the context in which they are used.

For example, "stock" is a general term used to describe the
ownership certificates of any company, in general, and
"shares" refers to a the ownership certificates of a
particular company. So, if investors say they own stocks,
they are generally referring to their overall ownership in
one or more companies. Technically, if someone says that
they own shares - the question then becomes - shares in what
company?

Bottom line, stocks and shares are the same thing. The minor
distinction between stocks and shares is usually overlooked,
and it has more to do with syntax than financial or legal
accuracy.
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    32 Yes 12 No
Richa
 
Answer
# 2
In general sense these two are used synonymus but slight
distinction however is there. Generally Investors hold
shares of many companies. So the holding is called stock(
means bundle of shares of many companies). If am owning 500
shares of ten companies of 50 each ,tnen I am holding a
stock. Hence stock consists of shares of many companies.

Best Example for Stock is : a Unit in a mutual fund. It has
a portion of shares of many companies.
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    18 Yes 5 No
Krishna Mohan Y.
 
 
 
Answer
# 3
To make it very precise a stock is a bundle of shares.
a share is sold in full whereas a stock can be bought and
sold in parts.
 
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Answer
# 4
There is no Litrary or legal difference between stock and
share .These two financialo terms can be used
interchangeably .
Gnerally when we talk about the owernship holding of a
single company we say Shares and when we hold in many
companies we use the term stocks.
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    11 Yes 5 No
Sk
 
Answer
# 5
The term "Share" is generally used in reference to ownership in a particular company while "Stock" is collectively referred to shares in all those companies in which money has been invested. 
Is This Answer Correct ?    6 Yes 0 No
Anuraag.b
 
Answer
# 6
Simply put, a stock represents part ownership of a company.
Anyone who holds a stock of say, Reliance, can claim that he
has a stake in the company and has a proportional share in
the company’s assets and profits. The reason why we use the
word proportional is because the level of ownership depends
not only on the number of shares a person holds but also on
the total number of shares that have been issued. For
example, if you were to hold 5 shares of Reliance, and had
Reliance issued 100 shares, you would have a 5% ownership of
Reliance. Most companies also give voting rights to all its
shareholders which gives its shareholders a proportional
vote in certain major company decisions.
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    46 Yes 42 No
Deeapk Kumar Sharma
 
Answer
# 7
stock is a bundle of fully paid up shares of public
company.once share certificate is converted into stock
certificate, the stock can then be broken for sale in any
fraction-without any regard to the face value of the
shares.e.g. if a share certificate represents 10 shares of
Rs 10 each, then the owner can sell a definite part of it ,
say 1 share of Rs 10 or 2 shares of Rs 20. but when this
share certificate is converted into stock, the stock
certificate represents stock of Rs 100 which can then be
broken into fraction such as rs 15 or Rs 24 and sold.
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    5 Yes 1 No
Zac
 
Answer
# 8
In today's financial markets, the distinction between
stocks and shares has been somewhat blurred. Generally,
these words are used interchangeably to refer to the pieces
of paper that denote ownership in a particular company,
called stock certificates. However, the difference between
the two words comes from the context in which they are used.

For example, "stock" is a general term used to describe the
ownership certificates of any company, in general,
and "shares" refers to a the ownership certificates of a
particular company. So, if investors say they own stocks,
they are generally referring to their overall ownership in
one or more companies. Technically, if someone says that
they own shares - the question then becomes - shares in
what company?

Bottom line, stocks and shares are the same thing. The
minor distinction between stocks and shares is usually
overlooked, and it has more to do with syntax than
financial or legal accuracy
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    9 Yes 7 No
Suresh Hyd
 
Answer
# 9
stock is a bundle of fully paid consolidate amount paid by
company It can be issued only by public limited companies.

share is capital of company and has a face value & nominal
value,they are issued for the collection of initial capital
 
Is This Answer Correct ?    0 Yes 0 No
Mahavir
 
Answer
# 10
Ownership of certificates in a particular company is referred to as "shares," or "owning shares." Ownership of shares makes you a shareholder in that particular company.

Stocks
Ownership of certificates in multiple companies is referred to as "stocks." Ownership of stocks makes you not only a stockholder, but a shareholder for each particular company as well.



Read more: Difference Between Stocks & Shares | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_4810624_difference-between-stocks-shares.html#ixzz1uKXiljOI
 
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Karthik
 

 
 
 
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