A share gives its owner part of the company and its profits.

The assets of the company are the balance reached after deducting liabilities from its capital.

The share value should reflect the value of the company and so its nominal value can change.

Although unpopular, of lower value and going out of fashion non-voting shares exit but are often change to voting stocks.

The dividend comes from the part of the profits the company gives to shareholders. Normally not all the profits are given to the shareholders. The company’s cover is the amount of times it could pay the dividend.

Earning per share (eps) is the profit divided by the shares. Price to earning (p/e) ratio tell us how many years, at the current dividend, it would take to pay for one share.

The yield is the percentage after tax of the dividend against the share price

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