A shareholder (also known as stockholder) is an individual or institution (including a corporation) that legally owns one or more shares of the share capital of a public or private corporation. Shareholders may be referred to as members of a corporation. A person or legal entity becomes a shareholder in a corporation when their name and other details are entered in the corporation's register of shareholders or members.
The influence of a shareholder on the business is determined by the shareholding percentage owned.
Scour the company’s website - companies often give information about their major shareholders on the investment sections of their websites.
- Scour the company’s latest Annual Report- companies often report about their major shareholders on their Reports under section such as "Shareholder Information".