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Stock holder share calculation

When a company has 1000 Shares capital stock owned by three share holder split by51%, 39% and 10% respectively, does each share represent itself (example 19 shares = 19 shares or 19 shares =19%)

Asked on 6/25/08, 5:06 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Keith Reisman Reisman Law

Re: Stock holder share calculation

Since there are 1000 shares, each share is equal to 1/1000 of all the shares which is in turn equal to 0.1% of the total shares. In your example, 19 shares equals 1.9% of the total. 190 shares would equal 19% of the total of 1000.

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Answered on 6/25/08, 5:42 pm
Scott Riddle Law Office of Scott B. Riddle, LLC

Re: Stock holder share calculation

You basically asked a math question, so you are going to get math answers. You provided no context or reason why you asked. In some cases, the number of shares counts. The percentages are also important. You also do not say how much of the stock is actually issued and outstanding.

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Answered on 6/25/08, 5:52 pm
Glenn M. Lyon, Esq. MacGREGOR LYON, LLC, Business Attorneys

Re: Stock holder share calculation

Percentage ownership pertains to a percentage of the issued shares of a corporation. E.g., 10% of 1000 is 100 shares. But note that there are also authorized shares, the number of shares the corporation is permitted to issue to shareholders, basically a cap on the number of shares that can be owned.

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Answered on 6/26/08, 9:09 am

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