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Hostile takeover bid to turn company private - how does it work (current context: Musk / Twitter)?

With regard to the current coverage of Musk announcing his wish to turn Twitter into a private company, I'd appreciate some clarification: Twitter stock, according to Yahoo Finance, is owned by ...
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Is it possible for the dividend rate to decrease at a constant rate to the future?

I came across the following question; Mayfair corporation is expected to pay 40% dividends to its shareholders as its next dividend. However, the company announces that it is not expecting to pay a ...
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How to use short selling to safeguard or protect an investment?

I came across the following question: Kumar has 100 shares of ABC Co. which he bought at $ 50. The current market price is $ 140. Illustrate how Kumar using short selling can safeguard or protect his ...
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Does balance sheet common stock outstanding include RSU's and other restricted shares?

For example I am looking at the stock ticker $USER. I know that it does not include employee options (I think) but does it include other dilutive shares or not? Usually companies have 2 parts for this,...
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Is a significant amount of directly registered shares new or in any way noteworthy?

I have found this Reddit post, which states that about 25% of Gamestops Free Float (yeah this again) has been directly registered by retail share holders. The post (and the community as a whole) make ...
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How are votes counted at shareholder meetings?

Especially with large corporations, when there are hundreds or more shareholders attending, this must be a big challenge. Since each shareholder may own a different number of shares, and in some cases ...
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Are underage children allowed to have registered shares?

I was recently invited to a general meeting and was allowed to vote electronically. I would like to buy a few registered shares for toddlers. We are talking about 500-700 CHF. 15 years later, they can ...
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Are these proxy vote questions pointless?

On many proxy vote forms, as a shareholder, you can vote "for" or "withhold" on some board of director members and appointment of an auditor. You can vote "for" or "...
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How to get share money or transfer from old unknown demat account

I had start demat and buy shares for Rs.1000 only now its came Rs.5000, so i want to know How to get share money or transfer from old unknown demat account
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How to find the stock that I just inherited

My friend passed away Jan 15, 2022. I was notified this week by the custodian of the will, that I am named in the will as beneficiary of all my friend's General Electric Stock. I was told that ...
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Why is CAPM limited to a 'single period'?

CAPM (capital asset pricing model) has a 'single period' limitation. What does it mean practically? The CAPM is based on a number of assumptions: • well-diversified investors • perfect capital market •...
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Help me make sense of a take over bid with a 24% price premium

Bike company Accell Group today rose almost 25% (from ~E46 to ~E57) due to news of a take over bid coming out (offering E58). So far this seems like excellent news. However if you have a look at how ...
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UK investor in US ETFs

I have a question which I hope you can help with. I am interested in an US ETF to invest in. Now, my current brokers Freetrade, Hargreaves do not offer US ETFs due to being identified as PRIIPS thus ...
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Beginner capital gain tax on shares in Australia

I am thinking about depositing some of my money (500-800 AUD) into eToro and buy some shares, just for building good money habits. But I am unfamiliar with the tax implications that I have to face (if ...
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Why are shares not settled on the same day? [duplicate]

I know the settlement process but I am still confused about why trades/shares are settled on T+2nd day. Why the settlement is not done at the very moment we make the trade? Any clarification on this ...
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Is a public company immune from hostile takeovers if at least half of its issued shares are treasury shares?

I used to play Railroad Tycoon Deluxe (1993), the second video game in the groundbreaking Railroad Tycoon series. In the game, every player operates a railroad company (the default scenario is set in ...
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What financial return do investors get when they buy shares in a company besides dividends, value of assets, and gains from changes in stock price? [duplicate]

I'm confused why a shareholder would purchase shares in a stock that doesn't pay dividends. They don't get part of the profits: Without dividends, when the company earns profits, the shareholder ...
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How stock has some value of its own? [duplicate]

Suppose I buy some stock for 100 but sell it for 50. I will have a loss of 50. It's the same as buying tomatoes for 100 but only able to sell for 50. However tomatoes have at least some value in ...
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How is "Company Share Option Plans" (CSOP) share price calculated when the company hasn't gone public?

I know a company which provides a CSOP scheme. I have been reading about what this is and I have found the following definition: The CSOP is a tax qualified discretionary option plan under which a ...
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What does "Settling" mean in investing jargon?

When reading upon the definition of Chinese B-shares, I have a question about the following piece of text: The term B-shares refers to equity share investments in companies based in China. These ...
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Why isn't newly raised cash priced-in after a secondary stock issuance?

I'm an owner in $HUT8. Yesterday after market close they announced a secondary offering of 15% of the shares. I understand this is dilutive for the shareholders, and today it seemingly led to a drop ...
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I don't have a folio number or the documents of the shares

My father have bought few shares from different companies long ago and lost his documents. And now apart from the company names he doesn't have any other information like folio number or document ...
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Can a company rent stock shares instead of selling them?

I'm beginner in stocks. I know that public companies can sell their stock shares, but what about renting them for a period of time and getting them back? Are there any certain examples that a company ...
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Accelerated Incentive Units or Profit Shares' pros and cons

I'm new to fundamentals of stock/equity. I have got an offer from an LLC company and the recruiter is saying they will allocate me Accelerated Incentive Units(AIU) which is intended to be treated as ...
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Stamp duty on UK share purchases made by non-UK residents

I am a UK ex-pat living in the EU and have recently bought shares in two different UK companies using an EU-based broker. Following the transactions I was surprised to find that there was no stamp ...
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How to check the number of float shares of a stock?

https://ir.aterian.io/static-files/dfc62a8a-ba54-4202-aaa6-864d47fb6f51 The 10-Q of ATER only lists the number of outstanding shares. Morningstar lists the number of float shares of ATER as 32.32 Mil. ...
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Can we shift Delaware LLC ownership percentages without exchanging money?

There are three people in a Delaware LLC, acting as a partnership. We have a formula that we use when we distribute money (based on hours worked, mostly), so our distributions generally don't line up ...
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How does an ASSD ordinary share differ from a regular ordinary share?

The company Good Energy is listed on the London Stock Exchange. They have two share classes, one called 'ORD 5P' and the other called 'ORD 5P (ASSD ECOTRICITY CASH)'. What does the 'ASSD' abbreviation ...
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Am I a billionaire if a friend gives me $1000 for 0.0001% of my "company"?

If my friend gives me a thousand dollars for 0.0001% of my "company", am I technically a Billionaire now?
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What do brokers like IC Markets, IG Markets, Exness,... do with CFDs?

I understand that I don't own any share if I do CFDs but does the broker like IC Markets, IG Markets, Exness, ... buy the actual shares if I do CFDs trade buys or the broker does not buy the actual ...
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Do convertible preferred shares increase common equity when converted?

Do convertible preferred shares increase common equity (increase the ratio of common equity to preferred equity) when converted? For example there $4m in shareholders equity and there are 4 shares, 2 ...
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Theoretically, does it stifle competition to allow companies to offer shares without a dividend?

Disclaimer; I know it would never happen but I am just curious about how and why the stock market has been chosen to work the way it does - this is just hypothetical. Companies say they don't offer ...
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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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