Class B share (Ofer Abarbanel online library)

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.[1] The equity structure, or how many types of shares are offered, is determined by the corporate charter.[2]

B share can also refer to various terms relating to stock classes:

  • B share (mainland China), a class of stock on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges[3]
  • B share (NYSE), a class of stock on the New York Stock Exchange


  1. ^Gad, Sham M. (2009). The Business of Value Investing: Six Essential Elements to Buying Companies Like Warren Buffett. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. pp. 214–216. ISBN 978-0-470-55385-5.
  2. ^Pezzutti, Paolo (2008). Trading the US Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Us Markets for European Traders and Investors. Petersfield, UK: Harriman House Limited. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-905641-05-5.
  3. ^He, Yan (2006). “Chapter 15: Chinese A and B Shares”. In Lee, Cheng-Few; Lee, Alice C. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Finance. New York: Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 435–436. ISBN 978-0-387-26284-0.

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