What are B and C shares?


Marilyn Smith   |   Member since 2006  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

B shares are a type of mutual fund share. They are distinguished from A shares and C shares by their load (fee) structure. See More. Load. A load is a fee paid to purchase or sell a specific investment.

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Rosemary Martin   |   Member since 2005  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Consequently, what is a Class C share?

Class C shares are a type of mutual fund shares. This means the total amount of money the investor pays to the mutual fund is invested in shares. Instead of paying a percentage of the initial investment as a commission, the investor pays the mutual fund commissions via annual fees.

Similarly, is Class A or Class C shares better? Class A and B shares are aimed at long-term investors, whereas Class C shares are for beginning investors who aim for short-term gains and may have less money to invest. Class C shares, especially those with no load, are the least expensive to purchase, but they will incur higher fees in the long term.


Barney Khan   |   Member since 2006  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Hereof, what does class B shares mean?

Class B shares are a classification of common stock that may be accompanied by more or fewer voting rights than Class A shares. Class B shares typically have lower dividend priority than Class A shares.


Martin Reid   |   Member since 2006  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What is the difference between A and B shares?

The only difference between Class A and Class B is the voting power one receives along with the share. A company that issues multiple levels of stock usually does so to concentrate voting power. Thus, directors, for example, would own Class A shares while Class B shares are sold to the general market.


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Michelle Walker   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

Can you sell B shares?

Can I sell my B Shares? B Shares are not listed on the London Stock Exchange and therefore there is no ready market in which you can sell your B Shares, although you can transfer them privately. No. The Company expects to set redemption dates in May and November each year for so long as B Shares are in issue.


Sonya Reyes   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

What are Class B units?

Definition of Class B Unit Class B Unit means a Partnership Security representing a fractional part of the Partnership Interests of all Limited Partners and Assignees, and having the rights and obligations specified with respect to the Class B Units in this Agreement.


Rebecca Higgs   |   Member since 2020  |  ✔ Verified

Are C shares a good investment?

The Basics of Class C Shares As a result, Class C shares may be a good option for investors with a relatively short-term horizon, who plan to keep the mutual fund for just a few years. Those fees charged to class A shares usually are lower, compensating for the high upfront commissions this category pays.


Erica Dobson   |   Member since 2018  |  ✔ Verified

What is the difference between A and C shares?

The primary difference between classes A and C is that class A funds impose fees when you invest in the fund (expressed as a percentage of the investment), while the fees for class C funds are paid to the fund through its annual fees.


Peter Allcott   |   Member since 2005  |  ✔ Verified

Do Class C shares convert to Class A shares?

Often Class C shares impose a small charge (often 1 percent) if you sell your shares within a short time, usually one year. They typically impose higher asset-based sales charges than Class A shares and, since they generally do not convert into Class A shares, those fees will not be reduced over time.


Julian Allcott   |   Member since 2013  |  ✔ Verified

What are the 4 types of stocks?

Here are four types of stocks that every savvy investor should own for a balanced hand.Growth stocks. These are the shares you buy for capital growth, rather than dividends. Dividend aka yield stocks. New issues. Defensive stocks.


Cassandra Trent   |   Member since 2011  |  ✔ Verified

What are types of shares?

Most classes of share will fall into one of the below categories of types of share:1 Ordinary shares. These carry no special rights or restrictions. 2 Deferred ordinary shares. 3 Non-voting ordinary shares. 4 Redeemable shares. 5 Preference shares. 6 Cumulative preference shares. 7 Redeemable preference shares.


Marvin Brown   |   Member since 2007  |  ✔ Verified

What are C shares in Rolls Royce?

C Share are non-cumulative redeemable preference shares of 0.1p each in the capital of Rolls-Royce that can, during defined periods, be redeemed for cash. Rolls-Royce will generally issue C Shares to all ordinary shareholders twice a year in lieu of a cash dividend.


Elly Parker   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

What is the difference between STZ and STZ B?

STZ has 1 vote per share and receives a dividend 10% greater than the dividend on STZ. B. STZ. B has 10 votes per share and is largely owned by members of a family which has dominant voting power among shareholders.


Nicholas Gibson   |   Member since 2013  |  ✔ Verified

What is Class A and Class B shares?

Class A shares refer to a classification of common stock that is accompanied by more voting rights than Class B shares, usually given to a company's management team. For example, one Class A share may be accompanied by five voting rights, while one Class B share may be accompanied by only one right to vote.


Drew Coates   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

What are A shares and B shares in China?

A-shares represent publicly listed Chinese companies that trade on Chinese stock exchanges such as the Shenzhen and Shanghai Stock Exchanges. These stocks trade in yuan renminbi (CNY). B-shares are Domestically Listed Foreign Investment Shares.


Aileen Edley   |   Member since 2018  |  ✔ Verified

Is Class B stock preferred?

Class B share. In finance, a Class B share or Class C share is a designation for a share class of common or preferred stock that typically has strengthened voting rights or other benefits compared to a Class A share that may have been created.


Robyn Middleton   |   Member since 2014  |  ✔ Verified

What are the benefits of buying shares?

Benefits of investing in sharesPart-ownership of a company. Real-time dealing throughout the trading day with limit orders available when markets are closed. Receive dividends either as income or re-invest to buy more shares. Ability to vote on important company decisions.


Vera Burnley   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

What is the difference between Class A and Class B?

The biggest difference between the Class B and Class A cdl is that the class B is for towing vehicles that have a weight rating of no more than 10, 001 lbs. If the trailer being towed has a gross weight rating of 10, 001 lbs or more you need a Class A cdl.


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