First, calculate the total preferred stock value. Add the preferred stock value and the value of paid-in capital on preferred stock. Then you'll calculate the common stock value. Add the total liabilities, the retained earnings and the preferred stock value. Subtract this amount from the total assets.What are the key features of common stock?
Common Stock Features. For every stock you own in a company, you own a small piece of the office furniture, company cars and even that lunch the boss paid for with the company credit card. More importantly, you are entitled to a portion of the company's profits and any voting rights attached to the stock.