Units for measuring corporate ownership.

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To hold or sell shares [on hold]

I own shares in a company,this company is wishing to set up a holding company. In doing so it will separate its European business from its united states business , creating two subsidiaries in the ...
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Is the return on investment better with high or low dividends?

Consider two companies, A and B. Company A offers little in dividends, and reinvests most its profit. Company B offers generous dividends, but reinvests little of its profit. How would I calculate ...
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Do companies only pay dividends if they are in profit?

My understanding of dividends is that the company pays each shareholder a fixed amount of money per share they own. I can see how this would work if the company is in profit, because the company can ...
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Balance Sheet Retained Earnings

Trying to get my head around a balance sheet and can't make sense of the fact that a company can make year on year profits and pay out dividends each year, yet the retained earning deficit increases ...
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Why would I vote for an increase in the number of authorized shares?

Whole Foods is requesting its shareholders to vote: To approve an amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of the Company’s common stock ...
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How much share do the venture capitalists want if they invest in our website? [closed]

I want to start a website.For that I am looking for some venture capitalists.But I have no clarity that how much share do they want in my website.Does anyone know this?Do the venture capitalists want ...
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What is a dummy buy?

Trying to understand the basics of buying and selling shares by reading online lit, I just came across this in an online forum: "Two identical buys just went through back-to-back. Anyone tried a big ...
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Is a public company allowed to issue new shares below market price without consulting shareholders?

A small public company I own shares in recently advised the market it has completed a share issue to raise money. The new shares were priced significantly below the current market price and there was ...
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How can I see former major share holders of a company?

I'm attempting to research share holders of companies in the present and in the past. I've been able to find specific names on Yahoo that are current, for example: ...
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Am in the UK and need to sell my late fathers shares, have no idea.where can i get some advice please

I have shares in Tesco and BP that are my late father's, as his executor I would like some advice as to best time to sell and how to go about it. Can I do this on my own or do I need to pay a broker? ...
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How To Interpret Share Prices?

During conversation shares in Google came up as a topic. Out of interest I Googled the share price for Google and was presented the following: Google Inc. (GOOG) -NasdaqGS 523.40 My ...
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What does “issued XXX and YYY shares” mean?

I'm looking at a random company, Hain Celestial Group (HAIN). Their 10-Q from 2014-11-07 says on the first page: "As of November 3, 2014 there were 50,460,313 shares outstanding of the registrant’s ...
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Main source of the shares/stocks data on the web

I was wondering which website or service is the main source of the prices of some shares/stocks. Because I heard that google has a delay of 15 minutes with showing the results of a stock/share. Is ...
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Is there a free and public record of insider trading?

I am looking for a free and extensive public record of insider trading deals (director dealings). My understanding is that such data should be public record however I cannot find a decent source. ...
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What is a selective stock buy-back or selective stock redemption?

Can a corporation offer to buy one person's share of the company for $5 and another person's share for $10? Is this something allowed by selective stock redemption? What is selective stock redemption? ...
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Raising Funds: What happens when you issue new shares by adding authorized capital?

Suppose, I have a company Authorized capital - 100,000 Indian Rupees. Divided into 100 shares - 1000 Indian Rupees each. 2 Directors Totally. Director A holds 75 Shares and Director B holds 25 ...
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3% Equity options in software company, entitles me to revenue share?

We are a software company and have a partnership with another software company that gives us components to implement within our software and now they want to buy the intellectual property from us, ...
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Buying shares in employer's company during IPO

So the company that I work for has just put out an IPO to float on the share market. They have offered employee's the opportunity to purchase reserved shares before the offer goes public, up to $10 ...
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New to stock market, need some help understanding 'Stock Last Price v Ask Price'?

I entered Investopedia's Simulator game and was looking to buy some shares of Netflix. This is the data at the time: Last Price 574.60 Ask Price 574.76 When I placed my market buy order of 100 ...
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Why would a company like Apple be buying back its own shares?

What is the reason that a company like AAPL is buying back its own shares? Does it have too much cash and it doesn't know what to do with it? So it is returning the cash back to investors?
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How will the net assets of a bankrupt company be divided among the common share holders

If the net worth (assets - liabilities) of a company is 100,000, and there are a 100 shares outstanding, then in the event of bankruptcy, if I hold 1 share of the company, am I guaranteed to get: ...
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Historical dividends for all markets and shares?

Is there any service which provides historical dividend data of shares in: US Germany European Union Japan China I search for the historical data of at least the last 20 years, or even more. ...
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How to account for shares in a double entry accounting system [closed]

I am using a double-entry bookkeeping system. Currently, only actual journals (purchases, sales, credit notes, cheques, deposits, transfers, etc.) are recorded in the system. Reports like Trial ...
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What do Earnings Per Share tell potential shareholders?

I am new to shares and the stock market, and I was just wondering, when considering which companies to buy into, why should I consider the EPS as a factor of whether or not I should buy in?
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I own ASPIRO shares (Jay Z's new company). Now that it is going private, what about my shares?

I bought shares from ASPIRO ASP.ST at $1.05/share. Now, the company is going from public back to private in a couple of days! What does this mean for me as a public shareholder? And what can I do, ...
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How is salary of an owner get determined in a small business?

How does a salary of an shareholder (who is also President/Owner in the company) get determined for a small business Example situation: Owner of Company: owns 90% stake Investor in Company: owns ...
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What is the difference between owning shares in a company, having a percentage in a company, and owning convertible debt

I'm pretty new to investing. Some ways I've heard it's possible to invest in a small business are: owning shares in a company owning stock in a company holding a percentage in a company (does this ...
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How to invest in drones?

I expect the drones will be in the nearby future something very usual to our daily environment. Therefore I am wondering what is the best way to be invested into drones? Are there any trusts/funds to ...
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How do I find out the Earnings Per Share of a Coca Cola Co Share?

I am trying to figure out the P/E ratio, mainly. But first I need to figure out the EPS (earnings per share). I have read that to calculate price/earnings ratios you must find its earnings of last ...
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How should I decide in what order to sell shares from different lots?

I get a number of shares in the company for which I work every year, so I have a number of shares that had various values when I acquired them. When I sell a portion of my shares, I have various ...
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What does it mean when a company will be conducting a non-renounceable entitlement offer?

Recently, a company (ASX:CTM) released a non-renounceable entitlement offer. What does it mean in general, and what does it mean for a shareholder like me? There seems to be a problem with the ...
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Tax liability for stocks vested for a H1B visa holder

I got the shares of a company as part of the employee stock options program when I was associated with the company when I was living in India. I moved to USA an year ago on H1B visa. My company got ...
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UK: How to *leave* self select stock and shares ISA (without selling the shares)?

I have decided I no longer wish to pick my own shares (too much effort) but want to keep those I already have in ISAs from previous years. Thus I think I need some kind of holding service for my ...
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Correct term for describing how “interesting” a stock is to buy

When I decide what stocks to place in my portfolio I do a series of technical and fundamental analyses and during each one I give stocks different numbers of "points", and I basically go for the ones ...
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Shares in Chinese startup company

let me first explain my situation before asking my question. I use to work in research at university overseas on a project that has been spun off in a startup in China by my former supervisor who is ...
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Online tools for ordering FTSE by P/E [closed]

I'm looking for a way select the first 15 shares in each sector in the FTSE, ordered by P/E. Are there any online tools that can provide this information?
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How much hassle is it inheriting shares?

A UK-resident relative has died and left their estate to be divided between a few people. The executors are still drawing up a list of assets to file for probate, and they include some stock. I've ...
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Does the payout change the value of the firm? [closed]

Why Payout Policy may increase/reduce value? Thank you for your help.
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what happens when I sell my share in the mid of the day when the price is high?

I have some 100 shares of a reputed company since 3 months. The share price is fluctuating every day. sometime price go low in the morning and high in the afternoon again low or high and so on. If I ...
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Can I sell shares with old-fashioned paper certificates online?

I have the paper certificates in my name, of some ordinary shares that were bought in 2009 in the UK. Can I sell them online?
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Is stock trading based more on luck than poker playing? [closed]

Can it be calculated/measured? My intuition says that stock trading is more about luck.
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Are there online brokers in the UK which don't require margin account?

To my surprise, it was extremely difficult to find an online Platform that offers the option to trade/invest in STOCKS with a 1:1 leverage, in other terms, purely my own money, no margin. I've ...
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best way to keep track of your portfolio, total income / loss for both equities, funds and bonds

Is there any recommended web based tool which allows you to keep track of your investment portfolio, be it equities, funds, or bonds? In the case of bonds, and equities which pay a dividend, I would ...
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When is a higher return not desireable in a Retirement Fund?

I have been back-testing some share investment strategies for my SMSF (self managed retirement fund) and have narrowed it down to two strategies that have consistently performed the best over a 3 year ...
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Shareholder in US based company

I am completely blind regarding this stocks and shares. So here is my situation. My brother is working in US. He is going to start an IT company there. I will be a partner. He said he will write 20% ...
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How do I use the voting rights associated with my U.S. shares?

I have an account with a Swedish broker which provides access to several markets, including NASDAQ and NYSE markets in the United States. On the broker's website, it says how to vote at the annual ...
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What exactly changes following a stock split? Why doesn't “Shares” (on the following SEC balance sheet) change?

What exactly changes following a stock split? Why doesn't "Shares" (on SEC balance sheet) change? This morning, BIS split. The share price went from 10.53 to 52.3 but the number of shares listed ...
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How to extract 2 years of historical data for all ASX companies?

There are about 2000 shares that trade on the Australian Stock Market (ASX). What is the easiest way to extract historical prices of all 2000 shares over a period of 2 years. I can find data for ...
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institutional ownership — why is it so convoluted

Only money.stackexchange can clarify this for me. I'm trying to do due diligence on GoPro (GPRO). From what I can figure out, it has a total float of 123 million shares, of which only 18 million are ...
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Do I still have my shares?

I bought some shares from a company that had one of the first accounting make up scandals. After that the company was forbidden to operate for some years. I've forgotten of those shares. But now I saw ...