2
votes
4answers
186 views

Any difference between buying a few shares of expensive stock or a bunch of cheap stock

I don't have a ton to invest. I have $1,000 to put into a stock and I'm eying 3 of them. One is currently trading at ~$100/share, another at ~$260/share and another at ~$25/share. So I could get ...
1
vote
4answers
235 views

Faceboook buying Watsapp for 19 Billion. How are existing shareholders affected?

A bit late in the game. But was curious on how this deal works out. Facebook bought watsapp for $19 billion. This involved $4 billion in cash, $12 billion in stock and $3 billion in restricted stock. ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

Where Can The Fully Diluted Outstanding Shares Of A Company Be Found?

This is a quick question. Wikipedia mentions the distinction between basic shares outstanding and "fully diluted shares outstanding". Does anyone know where I can find the count for fully diluted ...
3
votes
1answer
51 views

What is “liquidation preference”, and what are its terms?

I'm new to reading balance sheets. I'm doing research on a company and noticed on page 5 of their balance sheet a long list of shares issued and outstanding with "liquidation preference $0.0001 per ...
3
votes
1answer
190 views

What's the difference between shares outstanding and regular shares?

Reading the Investopedia definition of outstanding shares, it seems like it includes all cases for a share. So how is it different than a regular share? In other words, why not just call it a share?
2
votes
2answers
366 views

How did I end up with a fraction of a share?

My online broker, Fidelity, says that I have 0.16 shares of MSFT. How is this possible? I always assumed that you had to own a whole number of shares.
0
votes
2answers
186 views

If I own x% of company A, and A buys company B, do I own x% of B?

This might be a dumb question, please bear with me. Ok, so imagine I own x% of Facebook and Facebook buys WhatsApp, does this mean I own x% of WhatsApp? How much shares of FaceBook do I need to own ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

Buying company shares from NYSE being Ukrainian and currently living in Ukraine

I want to buy shares of the company offered at the NYSE. How do I do that? I am a complete novice at this kind of thing.
2
votes
1answer
139 views

Am I able to conduct a private sale of public shares at a price that I determine?

I was wondering if it were at all possible to sell my own shares to someone specific at a price I determine? Let's say I have $1,000 worth of an arbitrary publicly traded company and I wanted to sell ...
3
votes
3answers
201 views

Does a stock's price represent current liquidation of all shares?

For instance, if a stock is trading at 40 dollars per share, and there are one billion shares being traded, there will be a market capitalization of 40 billion dollars. Let's say the markets are ...
11
votes
1answer
6k views

How does a public company issue new shares without diluting the value held by existing shareholders?

When a public company issues new shares, the total number of shares traded in a secondary market goes up. Assuming there is no change in the fundamentals of the company and the profitability, I would ...
3
votes
5answers
7k views

Is there a resource that lists the shareholders of a public company?

Is there a resource that lists the shareholders of a public company, preferably if it included the quantity of shares each shareholder owns. Something like eTrade's "Insider Activity" tab when ...
0
votes
2answers
407 views

Bidding/Asking Fraction of a cent

I know that stocks below $1.00 can be traded to 4 decimal places, but is that possible for stocks above $1.00? On a list order transactions, one can find prices like $2.2801 despite most ecn brokers ...
5
votes
1answer
174 views

How does a small worker co-op track/manage stocks/shares

I'm considering converting my small business into a worker co-op where all employees are also owners of the company, and I'm wondering how each worker's share (e.g. in the case of preferred stock) and ...
1
vote
6answers
2k views

Is there a free, online stock screener for UK stocks?

Does anyone know if there is a free online Stock Screener for UK stocks, especially for the companies in the FTSE100? I'm looking for something similar to the Stock Screener created by Google ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

UK Stocks & Shares ISA - Annual maintenance charge

I've been thinking about starting a UK Stocks & Shares based ISA. I am planning on using my Banking company to start the ISA with. I understand that they have a 2% annual maintenance charge for ...
2
votes
6answers
334 views

Investement for beginners in the United Kingdom

Apologies if this question has been asked elsewhere. I live in the UK and earn a decent salary. I have never invested in shares or stocks, or bought a government bond. But I have recently started ...
7
votes
4answers
384 views

Why is it not a requirement for companies to pay dividends?

I know next to nothing about finance and money, so I'm working towards becoming financially literate. I'm currently reading articles about stocks on Investopedia. An article states, Common shares ...