ACCT212 Stockholders Equity Discussions

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ACCT212 Stockholders Equity Discussions
Because of the cost principle (and other accounting principles), assets are generally…

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ACCT212 Stockholders Equity Discussions

ACCT212 Stockholders Equity Discussions

Week 6 All Students Posts 56 Pages 

Students are encouraged to use online collaboration tools to create a submission 2-4 minutes in length, discussing your research into your selected company’s financial statement equity section, and explain why you believe that company has these various types of stock.

In this post, you’ll research public companies financial statements and provide APA sourced citations on what companies have for their financial statement equity sections in terms of types of stock, i.e. does the company have only common stock and/or preferred stock and/or treasury stock.

Because of the cost principle (and other accounting principles), assets are generally reported on the balance sheet at cost (or lower) amounts. As a result, it would be incorrect to assume that the total amount of stockholders’ equity is equal to the current value, or worth, of the corporation. Because of legal requirements, the stockholders’ equity section of a corporation’s balance sheet is more expensive than the owner’s equity section of a sole proprietorship balance sheet. (For example, state laws require that corporations keep separate in their records the amounts received through investors from the amounts earned through business activity.) State laws may also require that the par value be reported in a separate account...