Davenport and Rock Island Bridge, Railway and Terminal Co. - Stock CertificateInv# RS5031 Stock
Stock. History of company included. Davenport, Iowa.
A stock certificate is issued by businesses, usually companies. A stock is part of the permanent finance of a business. Normally, they are never repaid, and the investor can recover his/her money only by selling to another investor. Most stocks, or also called shares, earn dividends, at the business's discretion, depending on how well it has traded. A stockholder or shareholder is a part-owner of the business that issued the stock certificates.