What is Stock or Inventory?
Stock is the tangible property held by an enterprise for the purpose of sale in the ordinary course of business or for the purpose of using it in the production of goods meant for sale or services to be rendered. Stock may be opening stock or closing stock. In case of a manufacturing concern, Closing Stock comprises raw materials, Work-in-Progress (i.e., semi-finished goods) and finished goods in hand on the closing date. Similarly, Opening Stock (beginning inventory) is the amount of stock at the beginning of the accounting period.