Par Value

Wed, Jul 16th,2014
In terms of common stocks, par value may represent: 1) the original investment behind each share of stock; or 2) the assigned value derived from the dollar accounting value of common stock on a company's balance sheet. Par value has no relation to market value or market price. See also?Face Value. A bond selling at par for instance is worth the same dollar amount it was issued for or at which it will be redeemed at maturity.