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Can a stock have more shares than reported? [closed]

A user of Reddit used Google Consumer Survey to survey the U.S. population about their GameStop ownership. He used a set of 3 surveys, with a total of 2200 respondents and with the question "Do ...
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Who/What keeps the record of the possession of stocks?

So who or what keeps record of who owns a share of stock? Can I have physical ownership of a share of stock? An example being a piece of A4 paper saying that I own 2400 shares of XYZ stock. What ...
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What does this statement mean in my ESOP?

I am in senior marketing position at my startup and I have been recently granted ESOP. My contract has this written in it: 55,000 options (Shareholder Interests, Options), which represents an ...
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Relation of Sentiment & Growth Vs Profit to share prices

I have come across a few remarks on the price of a company share is not associated with the profit of a company from a friend of mine. According to him the price of shares are based on sentiment and ...
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Need of Equity share capital if one has sufficient reserves and surplus?

New to stock market correct me if i'm wrong. Reliance Industries balance sheet According to my understanding reserves and surplus keep account for profit that a company makes and this money is ...
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How to go about a cost-effective one-time sale of shares?

I have no real experience of trading in shares, but I have inherited some, and I'd like to find out how to go about selling them. There are a few specific considerations to my case: I have a physical ...
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I have a legal document describing the purchase of shares, but how do I notify the IRS or State?

I have a very long document that explains a great deal of details that the purchaser and founder had regarding the share of sales. It explains the rights of shareholders, distributions, and many more ...
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How do shares outstanding affect a stock's price?

When analyzing companies to invest in, one thing to note is their total shares outstanding. What I understand is the more outstanding shares there are, the more investors positions are diluted. For a ...
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What do I do with nominee shares I got from a crowdfunding “investment”?

I am not an investor and it all goes a bit beyond me and that's why the things I've found on Google on this topic don't really add up for me. Years ago I "invested" in a company that I like ...
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What is “trading for liquidity reasons”?

In this paper, it says: For example, routine sells by insiders are commonplace in the market, and can be driven by diversification or liquidity reasons ... What exactly does “trading for liquidity ...
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How do I make shares post-IPO liquid?

I have an option grant I exercised at a pre-IPO company through Carta.com, which shows I have X shares in the company of Common Stock. The company IPO'd. I didn't sign a lock-up agreement although was ...
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Investment Accounts For People That Regularly Change Country

I would like to invest ~$20,000 a year, ideally mainly in funds. I am a British Citizen however I regularly move country, roughly once every 2 years. I have been in the UK for the past 2 years and ...
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What is the difference between having “book entry ownership” and being the “holder of record” of shares?

I am trying to understand the difference between "book entry ownership" of shares, and being the "holder of record" of shares. Apparently, the distinction is important in answering ...
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How can I research some paper shares I found?

I recently found old paper shares, but I couldn't find any information online about the companies. Where to find data, and how? Companies: Tally-Ho Ventures (TLYH), 7500 shares, 2006 May COA ...
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What is so special about “NIFTY bank”?

What is so special about "NIFTY Bank"? I have heard the name of this bank occurring when the Share Index shows up on any screen. Firstly what are the indices present there and what do we ...
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What is the difference between shares, stock and stakes?

What is the difference between shares, stock and stakes? For a layman, many times it seems they are used almost interchangeably.
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What prevents me from being diluted out as a shareholder?

Hi I'm a beginner in stock market investing and I often ask myself this question: "how is it that I am protected from a company diluting me out as a shareholder?". I have seen compagnies ...
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Why does a stock trade for more than the share’s intrinsic value?

In a very basic sense, stock is purchased for the ownership of a company. Its price grows on the market following supply and demand, and as such the price of a single share may rise as the value of a ...
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Is there something like a covered call for futures?

I am making my first baby steps in learning about future contracts. In the option market there is something like a covered call, where one can limit the upside risk to the loss of the shares one ...
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What is a difference between “Tender Offer” and “Tender & Offer”?

Would someone be so kind to please answer me on two different questions: First: I'm aware tender offer has something to do with getting the stocks directly from shareholders, according to some ratio, ...
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SPAC: FTCV -> eToro: What may become of my FTCV shares post merger?

After yesterday's announcement that eToro and FTCV are planning on merging, FTCV shares became available to eToro users. Target for the merger of the SPAC and eToro will be Q3 2021. Opening a position ...
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SEC filings: Apple number of shares

I'm experiencing some trouble in understanding the evolution of the Apple number of shares. In particular, I am looking at its 10-Qs of 27 June 2020 and 26 December 2020. Here, I read that there were ...
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Rights issues: How do I estimate what the share price *now* would have been before a rights issue?

IAG SA had a significant rights issuance in September (details below). Given the share price now (~200p), I want to estimate what the equivalent price would have been before the rights issuance. How ...
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Norway Merkur market from Australia?

I'm having troubles trying to find a way to buy shares from the Norway Merkur market as an Australian. The Australian banks I contacted are not offering Norway shares. I'm struggling, and failed to ...
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What happened to the shares in this company?

I own some shares in a company OAS that was delisted from Nasdaq. It went to trade at OTC under ticker OASPQ. It later underwent a reorganization (Chapter 11) and is back trading at Nasdaq under its ...
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Can I hedge on a long position of less than 100 shares and if not is there an alternative strategy?

Good Afternoon All, Quite frankly I'm stumped. I am aware of a covered position under normal circumstances, however in this particular situation there are less than 100 shares and I'd really like to ...
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Had 5,000 shares for .75 Now I have 500 shares at 7.50 What happened [duplicate]

Wondering what happened to my shares I thought if the price went up you get that price for every share. I had 5,000 shares for .75 now they say I have 500 shares at 7.50
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How to get UK company share certificates when an entrepreneur does not comply?

In January 2020, I made an investment of £7,500 being promised that I would receive the respective share certificates related to UK company. After that, the pandemic became the excuse but the ...
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What is a company allowed to do with investors funds?

Imagine there are two companies. Company A invests £1m in Company B. Company B stock price goes up. Company B now has £1m and decides to Invest in company A. Company A stock price goes up and with the ...
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Can I purchase shares of a privately held company as a non-accredited, non-US citizen?

I have a relationship with an individual in the US who owns a company that hopes to go public one day. I believe in his venture and would like to take part as an investor. However, I am not a US ...
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Can shorting a company's stock lead to said company failing?

So with this whole GameStop issue going on right now one of the common themes I've seen being espoused is that the amateur traders are morally right and the hedge funds who shorted are morally evil, ...
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Santander scrip dividend shares - how to calculate base cost for UK capital gains tax

I own various Spanish shares and often receive scrip or stock dividends in lieu of cash. When I come to sell how do I work out the base cost of the shares for UK capital gains tax purposes? I know it ...
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At the end of a reporting period, how do I record increased/decreased share values?

How do I record changes in the values of shares that I hold at the close of a reporting period in double-entry accounting? I.e., what transactions are made? I am interested in any standard or typical ...
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Can you transfer holdings from an ISA account into a regular broker account in-kind?

I haven't found any info on this. I learned that I cannot bring assets into an ISA (see e.g. here), but there is no mention anywhere about taking assets out of one. I know the government expects to ...
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Do I need a customs label when posting share certificates internationally (UK to USA), and if so what should I write on it?

I live in the UK but have some old share certificates registered with the company registrar in the US (the EQShareownerOnline site). I want to convert them to DRS (Direct Registration System) ...
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How to calculate Weighted-average common shares outstanding-Diluted

I see the following Form 3. When I calculate Weighted-average common shares outstanding-Diluted, do I have to include all the number of Class A Common Stock and all the number of Class B Common Stock? ...
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What is a share, really? [closed]

According to wikipedia, a share is defined as follows: A single share of the stock represents fractional ownership of the corporation in proportion to the total number of shares. This typically ...
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Shares outstanding in quarter report is higher than on Yahoo finance

I want to find shares outstanding of Futu Holdings Inc. (FUTU) on NASDAQ. Last quarter report shows income statement with Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in computing net income per ...
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Waiting for Bid vs. Ask [duplicate]

Does a person make a profit when the bid price is higher than what was originally paid for the share? I know that you buy the ask, sell the bid, but if I ask to sell a share at a higher number than ...
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Are shares bound to a currency?

Imagine following Person A buys 5 shares of Company B in $. The value of $ crashes, although Person A still owns 5 shares of Company B. We assume that the currency drop has no direct impact on ...
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What to ask for to determine percent of startup I have shares in?

I work at a pre-launch tech startup and we agreed that I'd receive 2% equity. When I signed paperwork for the shares, there was nothing indicating what % I signed at, just the number of shares. I ...
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Could I buy shares of upcoming NASDAQ IPOs at their offer price? For example: The upcoming Roblox IPO in 2021. If so, how?

This is intended for me: a regular 30 yr old guy who works 9-5, and has a middle class income. Please describe well. I am nearly a complete noob. I know a little though. Also I am from Canada.
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What if there is only Bid and no Ask?

Today, I have bought shares of one company at morning and it was showing inflation where both both Ask and Bid was rotating but later, till afternoon, only Bid was rising and Ask it was 0. When this ...
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How do companies benefit from increase of shares value in the stock market? [duplicate]

I am completely ignorant on the subject and am trying to understand the fundamentals of finance in order to better understand some topics for example how the exchange market works. This is what I ...
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Will I receive corporate publications when my shares are held in street name?

When my shares are held under direct registration, I will receive some corporate publications by mail (e.g. annual reports, proxy materials). When my shares are held in street name, my stock broker ...
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What happens to all the unused votes when shares are held in street name?

Suppose there is an upcoming shareholder vote. If my shares are held in street name, and I decide not to participate in the vote, what will happen to the votes that I don't cast? Can my broker use my ...
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How much do US public companies know about their shareholders?

Do US public companies know who owns their shares? If so: How do they know it? How much do they know? Do they know their shareholders' names, number of shares owned, address, phone number, email ...
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Is it legal to drop share price through false statements? [duplicate]

Let's say the CEO of a multinational public company goes to an interview and says "we have hard times coming". Then, the share price drops. Later, the fiscal assets and report of the company ...
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Is it possible to own more than 100% of outstanding shares?

Suppose there are 100,000 shares outstanding. I own 90,000 shares. I allow my shares to be lent to short sellers. Short sellers borrow 30,000 shares from me and they sell those shares on the market. I ...
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When company issues new share to the public at IPO, is its issued/offered price based on Book value per share?

Since it goes public for the first time, there's no market price available to be considered for offers.

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