Important notes and formula
The total amount of money required by a company to run is called the Capital or Stock Capital of the company.
When stock capital of a company is divided into smaller unit then each such unit is called a share or stock.
A person who holds stock or share of a company is called the Share or Stock holder.
The profit that is shared with the stock holders when a company makes a profit is called the dividend.
Dividend is payed annually by the company to the share holders based on the shares or percentage of the share holders.
When a person buys a share or stock, the company issues a share certificate which contains the value of each shares and the number of shares issued to the person.
The value of the share as written on the share certificate is called the face value of stock or share. Face value is called as Nominal Value or Par Value.
Stocks of companies are bought and sold in an open market through stock brockers in a place called Stock Exchange.
Some of the well known stock exchange market are NASDAQ of USA, BSE of India, etc.
The value at which a stock of a company is sold in the stock exchange market is called the Market value of the stock for the company.
At Premium or Above Par
When the market value of a share is more than the face value the share is said to be At Premium or Above Par.
When the market value of a share is same as the face value the share is said to be At Par.
At Discount or Below Par
When the market value of a share is less than the face value the share is said to be At Discount or Below Par.
Example: At Premium
If a stock of Rs. 100 is listed at premium of 20 then the market price of that stock is Rs. (100+20) i.e., Rs. 120.
Example: At Discount
If a stock of Rs. 100 is listed at discount of 20 then the market price of that stock is Rs. (100-20) i.e., Rs. 80.
A broker is an individual person that arranges transactions between a buyer and a seller for a commission when the deal is executed.
The commission or charge a broker takes for a deal is called the Brokerage.
If a Rs. 100 share at 10% is at 120 premium. This means
Face value of the share is Rs. 100
It's Market value is Rs. 120
Annual dividend rate per share is 10%
So, for each share dividend = Rs. (100 x 10%) = Rs 10.
If a person makes an investment (expense) of Rs. 120 to buy a share he will receive Rs 10 as annual dividend (income).
Rate of interest per annum = Annual Income from an investment of Rs. 100
= Rs. (10 x 100) / 120
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