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How old do you have to be to own stock?
A trust for a minor can own stock, but a minor cannot. Someone can own an account or stock in trust for the minor.
yes, Monsanto MTC was merged with Upjohn Pharmacia which eventyally merged with Pfizer PFE. It is very complicated to track it, but I'll try to help.. My dates may be off, in …my work I didn't need the exact dates but I know the range, exact dates are out on the web if you look for them.. my research goes back to 1991 Key Events; -4 for 1 split sometime between 93 - 96 -MTC spins out Solutia in 9/97; New basis 91.45% to MTC, 8.55% to Solutia -4/2000 MTC mergers with Upjohn Phamacia; MTC gets 1 for 1 of Pharmacia -6/02; Pharmacia spins off new Monsanto (MON); new basis 93.9% to Pharm, 6.1% to MON -4/03 Pharmacia mergers with PFE, Pharmacia holder get 1.4 shares for 1 of PFE... hope this helps
You can hold it or sell it. Polaroid Corporation went through Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2001. The old shares have no value and are not publicly traded. If you have the physica…l stock certificate, you may be able to sell it to a collector or you could sell it to a friend for $1. Otherwise, you should contact your broker to see how to dispose of the share in your account. If you know your original cost basis, you can claim the capital loss on your income tax, but you have to sell the share, somehow, to do that. Showing proof to the IRS that the share became worthless in 2001 doesn't do you any good, as you would have to take the loss in that tax year. That is no longer an option for you, as you only have seven years to file an amended return. See links below.
In 1967, Mary Kay, Inc. became a public company, selling shares in the company in order to expand. However, around 1985, Mary Kay's son, Richard, decided to buy back all… the stock and make the company private again. He bought back the shares for $315 million. The company has remained private ever since. Source: http://www.answers.com/topic/mary-kay-inc?cat=biz-fin
Buffet owns Berkshire Hathaway, listed on the stock exchange as BRK. Then Berkshire Hathaway owns the following companies. Coca-Cola Co. Wells Fargo & Company American Exp…ress Company Procter & Gamble Co. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. Johnson & Johnson Moody's Corp. Wesco Financial Corp. US Bancorp Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. ConocoPhillips Washington Post Co. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. M&T Bank Corp. USG Corp. Union Pacific Corp. Bank of America Corporation Nike Inc. Trane Inc (formerly American Standard - ASD) Dow Jones & Co. Inc. WellPoint Inc. Costco Wholesale Corp. General Electric Co. Unitedhealth Group, Inc. Comcast Class A Spcl CarMax Inc. Iron Mountain Inc. SunTrust Banks Inc. Lowe's Companies Inc. Torchmark Corp. Gannett Co., Inc. Sanofi-Aventis The Home Depot, Inc WABCO Holdings Inc. United Parcel Service, Inc. Norfolk Southern Corp. Ingersoll-Rand Co. Ltd. Comdisco Holding Co. Inc.
Ford owns 20% of Kia.
Yes. Under uniform gifts to minors act (UGMA) an adult custodian opens account for minor and all gains are taxed under minor's rate. Minor owns account at age of majority for …his state or when specified by custodian depending on rules established at time of gift.
Because there are many ways to "own" stock, this question can have many answers. For example, if you own a mutual fund in your company's retirement plan, you can be said to be… the "owner" of the stocks that are in the mutual fund. That's in spite of the fact that you probably don't know what they are, and you have no voting control in either the stocks themselves or the mutual fund. The most commonly offered answer to this question uses this broad, and, arguably meaningless definition. The Mutual Fund Industry group - Investment Company Institute - has a lot of data on this subject. Its 2002 study, http://www.ici.org/pdf/rpt_02_equity_owners.pdf showed that 49.5% (or 52.7 million) of US Households owned equities in some way shape or form in 2002. However, only 21 million (less than 20%) owned individual stocks outside an employee sponsored plan. There is an important distinction here. When politicians talk about eliminating the capital gains tax, it is only these 21 million households who will pay lower taxes, because retirement investments are tax deferred while you hold them, and then taxed at regular income tax rates when you take the money out. I haven't found a more up to date study, but than number was actually a little bit lower than it was in 1999 (peak of the Internet boom) so I doubt it's changed much. There are also figures given for those who own equity mutual funds outside of an employee sponsored plan - 28.7 million households - as well as 35.9 million households who represent those who own either individual stocks or mutual funds or both. I'm not comfortable with either of those, as subsequent ICI studies suggest that the majority of the Mutual Fund investing households are holding their funds in IRAs or other tax deferred plans - so they, too, pay regular income tax, at the time of withdrawal, on capital gains and dividends.
People lost money and went into debt.
Typically, a person who owns stocks is referred to as a Stock Holder, or even Share Holder. They can also be referred to as an Investor, but that title is not necessaril…y limited to owning stocks. Stock holder. Stock Holder a shareholder (?)
owning a stock means - owning a portion of a company. Every stock holder who holds stocks of a particular company are partly owners of that company. Let us say you own 1 m…illion stocks of a company XYZ which has a total of 10 million stocks in the market, you are a 10% stake holder or 10% owner of the company.
Owning a stock is sort of like playing the lottery, you can buy them at a low price and hope that they grow and grow. The more money the company you invested in, the mor…e your stocks will go up. Once the stock goes up that you bought you can sell them at a higher price and make a profit. Although the prices of the stocks can go down in which case you will lose a lot of money.
The government in the US at least does not own the stock market.
You can gain alot of money and make a profit but you can also loose alot of money.
Owner of stock marketAll the world's major stock exchanges including NYSE and NASDAQ are publicly owned companies, just like other large companies you would be familiar with (…e.g. Microsoft, McDonalds). Their shares are traded on their own exchanges and are owned by investors such as mutual funds and individual shareholders.
As of March 31, 2011, the top three shareholders in Walmart (WMT) were: Jim C. Walton - 10,493,219 shares Alice L. Walton - 6,977,266 shares S. Robson Walton - 2,843,997… shares More significant, however, are the 1.68 billion (yes, billion) shares in joint ownership among these three and two Walton estate/estate trusts. These are the only owners of 5% or more of WMT stock. Other than Jim C. and S. Robson, three other corporate directors own more than 1 million shares: H. Lee Scott, Jr. - 3,560,065 Gregory B. Penner - 1,889,963 Michael T. Duke - 1,762,351 This information is taken from SEC Form DEF 14A, Definitive Notice and Proxy Statement, available through the SEC EDGAR system. (your tax dollars at work!) Highly recommended reading, since it also includes compensation for top executives, such as CEO Michael Duke's $66M+ total compensation over the past three years.