Business: Statistic of the Week

Security ownership in 1932 has been surveyed and summarized by R. G. Dun & Co. It was found that during the past two years the number of stockholders in 346 companies whose issues are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, increased 41.5% and stands now at 5,848,000. The number of these corporations having less than 2,000 stockholders has decreased from 137 to 106.

Stockholders' lists of 138 corporations revealed that preferred stockholders increased only .32% during the period, or from 662,000 to 664,000. From the records of 84 corporations it was learned that...

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