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hello, can someone please explain the different share types? for example, i work for comcast and own shares (symbol cmcsa), but i notice there is another comcast share listed: cmcsk. what's the difference between an "a" share and a "k" share? thank you.
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Greetings bushman54,

can someone please explain the different share types?

Typically different share classes represent either different voting rights or other rights that may be part of a common stock. For mutual funds, it is usually different fees for different share classes of funds.

for example, i work for comcast and own shares (symbol cmcsa), but i notice there is another comcast share listed: cmcsk. what's the difference between an "a" share and a "k" share?

http://www.cmcsk.com/faq.cfm#0 has notes on cmcsa which is Comcast Class A common stock and cmcsk which is Comcast Class A Special Common stock. Berkshire Hathaway has a couple of share classes itself with tickers of BRK.A and BRK.B that is explained on http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/compab.html

That help?

Cheers,
JB
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There can be just about ANYTHING.

Lots time though, they make most of COMMONS same for takeover purpose but have different voting right or perhaps only one get dividend etc.


In case of your company, I believe there are lame voting difference.

2% of VALUE controlling 51% of vote or something like that.
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