equity security

What is equity security?

equity security definition and meaning on Finance terms:
A negotiable financial instrument representing ownership of a stake in a corporation, comprising shares traded on a recognised stock exchange or any other form of organised secondary market (quoted or listed shares) and unquoted or unlisted shares. Equity securities usually produce income in the form of dividends. <


reference: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/home/glossary/html/index.en.html