Units for measuring corporate ownership.

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What is stock exchange? [on hold]

In my Business Studies book, it is written that it is necessry for the public company to get its shares listed on a stock exchange within 10 weeks from the date of closure of subscrition list. What ...
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Do underwriters get more advantage than public who have bought shares?(other advantages than commission)

If a company issues 1000 shares @ $10 each for public subscription. The company was able to collect $9000. Underwriters help the company by buying the left shares (company then collected 90% of the ...
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How does a company select a particular price for its shares?

If a company first sell its shares at 10rs per share, what would cause a sudden rise to 20rs per share? Is this price increase due to demand? How would they actually calculate that the price now ...
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Why do shareholders participate in shorting stocks?

When an investor wants to short a stock, they need to borrow shares from someone else. Why would a shareholder lend the investor the shares? When the investor gives them back, the stock would be down....
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Historically how do share prices perform after mass selling after an employee reward scheme?

Tesco in the UK are about to award a 5% turn around bonus in shares to their staff with the option of keeping them or selling them straight away. It's likely most of the employees will sell them ...
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Will a small investment in a company net a worthwhile gain?

If I invest 4-5 shares in a company valued at around 20 dollars each share would I see a profit in my investment or is that too small of an investment to see a gain and therefore a waste of time?
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Does investing more money into stocks increase chances of profit?

Assume someone wanted to invest in stocks for the sole purpose of profiting as soon as possible. Given the risky nature of stocks, would investing bigger amounts of money increase the chances of more ...
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Could someone place an independent film on the stock market?

Just curious. I'm not sure exactly how the stock market works so i was wondering if people could invest in a filming project by buying shares which would payoff if the film succeeds.
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Are high growth shares with high price / earnings ratios more likely to crash in price?

If a high growth share with a high p/e ratio grows fast, am I right in thinking that the chance of it crashing is higher if the p/e ratio doesn't lower over time? What other signs are there of a ...
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Share certificate and ledger to sell 20% of new (small) company

I incorporated last year with Delaware Inc. The company spent about $150,000 to set up operations. I was the sole owner of the company. I promised one of the early workers 20% of the company if some ...
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Who are the real big share holders of $AMDA?

Amedica is a listed company on NASDAQ. According to Google Finance, it's currently valued at 19.05M. And the Inst. own is 16%. According to the latest file they submitted to SEC, the executive team ...
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Does the “Free Ride” rule always apply to your entire collection of shares in a particular stock?

I tried my best to word this question right, so I will give an example of what I am talking about. On Monday, you buy 100 shares of Company X. On Thursday, the original purchase of 100 shares settles....
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How do I assess the level of liability I will be resposible for when I buy shares of companies listed in the various stock exchanges? [duplicate]

As described in the title, how do I make sure there are no liability when I buy a share of a company listed in the NYC or London stock exchange? What is the process and the terms to look for that can ...
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Are Speculative Shares safe?

I am a beginner investor. I have seen some speculative shares where I saw a potential of profit earning. But I am scared of the risk. So I want to ask if I need to be aware of something while trading ...
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What percentage of my company should I have if I only put money?

Two of my friends and I are thinking on starting a small business, which would be just a mechanic garage. I am the one who is going to put all the money for the investment as I am the only one that ...
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I received a share of Apple stock. Now what?

For my 13th birthday, I received a single share of AAPL, Apple Inc. I framed my certificate, and placed it up on my wall, but what else can I do? I am aware of the basic mechanics of buying and ...
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Best buying price on stock marketing based on market depth detail (CSE atrad tool)

I'm willing to buy some stocks from specific holdings. And on the trading tool there is a portion shows bid and ask list. Here I attached the screen shot of the window. What is the side (bid / buy) ...
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Why is it rational to pay out a dividend?

Imagine a mature company, which has stable earnings and made a profit this year. The company is planing to pay out a part of this earnings to its shareholders. Assuming the stock price goes down ...
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What effect would a company delisting from the LSE to move to china have on shareholders?

If a company trading on LSE:AIM decides to delist and move to a Chinese market, what happens to the PI's and general shareholders?
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What should I do to buy small amount of shares?

Let's assume the following scenario: I have 5000$ which I am willing to invest(lose). I selected 5 public companies that I would like to buy shares. Is there a way for me (an immigrant who works in ...
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What's the difference between stocks and shares?

I'm doing some research into investing in shares (or stocks, not sure which) and I keep getting confused between shares and stocks. Are they the same thing? Even on this site the two tags exist and ...
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What happens when they run out of letters?

All the companies on the stock market are represented by three characters. Assuming 26 letters and 10 numbers, this results in 46656 possible combinations (unless my math is wrong), which is a lot ...
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Why is stock dilution legal?

What I always heard, since I was a child, was that if you own a stock share, you actually own a small share of a company. That seems to be the general consensus of what a stock share is. Well, that ...
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Is it best to exercise options shares when they vest, or wait

For my situation, is it better for me to exercise all my option shares whenever they vest (are exercisable), or is there any advantage to waiting? What are the pros and cons? What is the tax aspect, ...
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How do you calculate return on investment for a share of stock?

How do you calculate the return on investment for a single share of stock? For example, what would be the return/value of a single Google share now, if bought in January 2015?
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Do stock prices really go down by the amount of the dividend?

This question asks whether stock prices really go down by the amount of the dividend on the day you need to own it to receive the dividend (ex-date). It has two answers: The accepted answer explains ...
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Has NAB CEO taken up his entitlements of new shares early this year?

Does anyone know whether the NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn has taken up all his entitlements for the new shares (i.e., increasing the amount of NAB shares he owns) during the capital raising early this year?...
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Long term drip (dividend reinvestment plan) stock

I sold a Home Depot stock that I will take in cash and deposit into TD amertrade. Is their tax on this? I want to reinvest in mutual funds. We purchased HD over a 15 yr time period in California. I ...
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Buying shares- Stocks & Shares ISA, or Fund & Share account?

While researching where to invest some capital (currently in fixed term savings, but will mature soon), someone I spoke to at my bank mentioned that given how low interest rates are on savings at the ...
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Best(mostly cheapest) way to buy international shares(mostly US) from Australia

I would like to buy international shares from Australia. But we have hefty fees charged by the banks (CommSec), ie buy fee, sell fee, inactivity fee, etc. I'm sure someone has eaten a dog on this ...
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How to record “short premium” in double-entry accounting? [closed]

I write (sell to open) puts on margin for “short premium” on my personal account. The contract note for an opening transaction lists a number of components: • contract number • option symbol • strike ...
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How to mitigate the risks of buying a stake in a company

I work for a small Limited company in the UK that's owned 100% by the MD. I'm one of the management team so have some influence over the direction of the company, but no directorship or ownership ...
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Why are Key Statistics for the same company different on various sites?

I'm looking at the same company (doesn't matter which) across Yahoo, Google, Reuters etc and the key statistics differ. For example. The Return on Equity for 32Red Plc (TTR.L) is: Yahoo - 46.73% - ...
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Would betting on fallen (blue chip) stocks be a good strategy?

I'm wondering whether you think investing mostly in blue chips, that have significantly fallen in value (compared to their industry), would be a good investment strategy for me, and why you may think ...
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If one owns 75% of company shares, does that mean that he would have to take upon himself 75% of the company's expenses?

There are two founders in a new company that does not have any profit yet and is financed out of their own pockets. One founder owns of 75% shares, and the other one - 25%. There is a need to spend a ...
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What is the process of getting your first share?

Hello I'm 21 years old and I recently moved to London currently employed as an Salesforce Administrator at Heathrow Airport. Everyone here talks about owning shares investing in different types of ...
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Is there an ETF/index fund respecting my individual ethical preferences?

The product I am looking for is a diversified ETF like MSCI World, excluding sectors that I do not want my money to be invested in. Ideally, I would be able to choose a basis ETF (like MSCI World), ...
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Did the US Government Vote as a GM Shareholder? [closed]

The US government owned and then sold shares of General Motors (http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2013/12/09/government-treasury-gm-general-motors-tarp-bailout-exit-sale/3925515/ ). Did the US ...
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Unsold security in a delisted company

I owned shares in a company called Transmode which was acquired by Infinera. As part of this acquisition 96% of the shareholders accepted an offer for their shares. I failed to do so as I was unwell ...
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Free float is expressed as percentage of shares issued or shares outstanding?

Quiet often, one sees the free float expressed as a percentage number, e.g. http://www.pse.com.ph/stockMarket/companyInfo.html?id=154&security=165&tab=0 The question is, is the free float ...
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Distribution of my shares [closed]

What is the safest way to distribute my shares between founders and investors? I have tried talking to the co founders about it and they just want their shares and don't see the bigger picture, and ...
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To hold or sell shares [closed]

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: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=...