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Treasury Shares, Treasury Stock
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Stock of a corporation which was issued and then bought back by the corporation or otherwise reacquired by the corporation. Also shares held by the corporation which have not yet been issued (or held in the corporate "treasury"). Treasury stock held by a corporation can earns dividend for the corporation, but the corporation may not cast votes in decision-making the way a regular shareholder would be entitled. Treasury shares are not included in the outstanding stock.

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