This is a category of capital stock that will gives its holders preference over common stockholders in the distribution of earnings or rights to the assets of a organization in the event of liquidation. Preferred stock mainly pays an established dividend. For example, a 5 %preferred stock pays a dividend that equals 5 % of the total par value of outstanding shares. Preferred stocks generally do not have any voting rights. Preferred stock may also carry a variety of features. It may be callable by the organization, dividends may be cumulative, common stock warrants may be attached or it may be convertible to common stock under specific conditions, to mention only a few variations.