noun. The shares in a company which a person must hold in order to qualify for directorship.
A company’s capital is divided into small equal units of a finite number. Each unit is known as a share. In simple terms, a share is a percentage of ownership in a company or a financial asset. Investors who hold shares of any company are known as shareholders.
The establishment of shareholder qualification must meet two requirements, one is the incorporation of the company, and the other is the actual contribution of shareholders. Capital gains are divided into two kinds of limited liability companies and Limited by Share Ltd.
What are the qualification of directors?
Qualifications of a Director:
- A director must be a person of sound mind.
- A director must hold share qualification, if the article of association provides such.
- A director must be an individual.
- A director should be a solvent person.
- A director should not be convicted by the Court for any offence, etc.
Sec. 81(1) of the Companies Act, 1956, states that right shares are those shares which are issued after the original issue of shares but having an inherent right of the existing shareholders to subscribe to these shares in proportion to their holding.
Qualification shares are the minimum number of shares a person must own, as provided in the articles of the company, in order to qualify to become a director of the company. Qualification shares must be acquired by a director within 2 months of his appointment.
Shareholders and directors have two completely different roles in a company. The shareholders (also called members) own the company by owning its shares and the directors manage it. Unless the articles say so (and most do not) a director does not need to be a shareholder and a shareholder has no right to be a director.
What are the 4 types of stocks?
Here are the most common types of stocks:
- Income Stocks. As its name suggests, this security generates a steady and stable income in the form of a dividend. …
- Cyclical Stocks. …
- Blue-Chip Stocks. …
- Speculative Stocks. …
- Defensive Stocks. …
- Growth Stocks.
Definition: ‘Stock’ represents the holder’s part-ownership in one or several companies. Meanwhile, ‘share’ refers to a single unit of ownership in a company. For example, if X has invested in stocks, it could mean that X has a portfolio of shares across different companies.
An example of share is when you are entitled to 1/2 of a property. An example of share is when you go out to a $100 dinner and you have to pay for half. A part or portion belonging to, distributed to, contributed by, or owed by a person or group. The pirates argued over their shares of the treasure.
Dividends (payment of company profits)
When your company has sufficient profits you might decide to pay your shareholders a dividend. For dividends to be formally recorded they must be documented with dividend vouchers and minutes of a meeting before any payments are made.