Stockholders: Definition, Powers, Rights & Activism


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What is a stockholder?

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1. Samantha has bought stock in an IT company. She is one of the people who can vote to elect the board of directors. She recently voted in favor of splitting the company stock. She receives a regular payment from the company, called a dividend. Samantha is a _____ stockholder.

2. John bought 40% of a company's stock so that he could make it focus on promoting sustainable development and fair treatment of its employees. He also used his influence to fire a manager that was known for his irrational demands and horrible temper. Why is John a shareholder activist?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding powers, rights, and activism of stockholders. Topics you will need to know to pass the quiz include dividends and profits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Define stockholder
  • Identify two kinds of stockholders
  • Quarterly payments paid to shareholders based on profits
  • Stockholder objective concerned about affecting policy changes within the firm
  • Identify shareholder activist

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related powers, rights and activism of stockholders lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about shareholder activists in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding quarterly payments and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about powers, rights and activism of stockholders, review the lesson Stockholders: Definition, Powers, Rights & Activism which covers the following objectives:

  • Define common stockholder and preferred stockholder
  • Stock splits and dividends
  • Stockholder objectives: short-term profit, long-term profit, strategic influence, and minimizing of risk