- The stated value of a security, such as a bond or share of preferred stock, from which interest payments or dividends are calculated as a percentage. Also called face value .
- The minimum price at which a share of common stock is initially issued to investors.
par value - Investment & Finance Definition
A value that is printed on the face of a stock or bond certificate when it is issued. Par value is of little significance once the stock or bond begins trading because the price will be influenced by market activity. For a bond, the typical par value is $1,000; the typical par value for one share of stock is $1.