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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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Differences between voting and non-voting shares in Switzerland

I was looking at a few Swiss companies, and I noticed that some of them have two classes of shares: voting and non-voting. For a small investor who does not vote, what are the material differences ...
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How common stock equity related to number of share outstanding?

Recently, I check Facebook information about shares as below: Facebook balance sheet According to the definition, the common stock equation is represented as : Number of Outstanding Shares = Number of ...
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How does company issue more shares after IPO? Does it issue new shares at the market value or book value per share?

1.Take Facebook as an example, it debuted with 421 million shares at IPO and now it has 2.8 billion shares. It hasn't made any stock split since IPO so does its number of shares outstanding increase ...
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Can I raise money in an IPO of my house?

I am thinking of getting some cash by selling shares of my house. Can I sell shares of my house in an IPO to raise some cash for myself? It would be super cool to ring the opening bell during the IPO ...
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Difference between float and unrestricted shares

I am looking at a company's statistics on the OTC market and I'm confused about the difference between Float and Unrestricted shares. I thought that both are calculated using the formula outstanding ...
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Will I pay tax on selling the stock purchase plan I was granted by my employer in Germany?

Let's say an employer offers an stock purchase plan of 100EUR contribution from NET monthly salary of the employee across a quarter, that will be 300EUR total. Now let's say the employee at the end of ...
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Why is Jeff Bezos, and not his initial investor the richest person in the world? How does it work for Jeff Bezos? [closed]

I have always had a curiosity since a very long time about ordinary people who become very rich (millionaires, billionaires..). But I have a feeling that this is going to be a silly question, so ...
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Authorized share capital vs Market cap

I learned that a company cannot raise more funds than its authorized share capital. How come then all the public companies have a market cap lot more than their declared authorized capital?
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What causes fluctuations in share prices every second? [duplicate]

I am currently sitting on web (Zerodha site) and the 197 shares I bought for Rs 70 is now fluctuating between 65.5 to 70.25 appx. So what are the factors that are causing this? How long do one wait ...
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Off-market transfer of shares in GnuCash

I use GnuCash for my personal accounting and for tracking investments in shares through my self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF). Recently I wound up the SMSF and transferred the shares into my ...
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Diluted EPS Calculation

I'm new to Capital Markets and Balance Sheet reading. I'm trying to calculate DEPS (Diluted EPS) using data available in https://www.screener.in Diluted EPS = (Net Income−Preferred Dividends​) / Total ...
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How does stock split work in practice with short sellers?

Using Tesla as an example who announced a coming 5-1 stock split yesterday According to the press release, people that own Tesla stocks on or before Aug 21st will receive an additional 4 shares as ...
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If an ETF directly reinvests its money back in to itself, does the “compound interest” approach to shares still apply?

The idea of investing in ETFs was given to me as follows, I'll call this the "compound interest approach": Historically speaking, unless you can time the market very well or have a very ...
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Price of a share's futures [duplicate]

Is the price of a share's future contract in the secondary market dependent on supply demand of the share in the secondary market or is it also influenced by the supply demand of the future's contract ...
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How can I reliably “transfer” shares to another person by using market transactions? [closed]

Suppose I wish to transfer 100 shares of a $2,000 stock to person X (a trusted person). I have been holding this stock on behalf of person X for a few years now. Further suppose that it is infeasible ...
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Why don't companies issue more shares to create corporate empires?

Why can't companies grow ever-larger into corporate behemoths by funding a large number of acquisitions using shares? Shares are like currency that the company can mint on its own. Surely management ...
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Selling an unsettled trade?

Here is my scenario. I purchased shares via my online broker in a placing. I never received a placing document or signed an order, my online broekr signed for me. The Trade date was 17th June ...
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European Ferries Group PLC [duplicate]

I have a Europeon Ferries group certificate which was my Fathers shares This changed to P&O i believe .I have the original with the certificate no How do i find out if they have been cashed in ...
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What is the difference between buying stock in Shares VS Dollars?

I'm a newbie in the stock market, well in "RH" & "WB". I just received notice I can buy "some" Stock in $ dollars also, my question is: What is the difference in ...
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How is interest on shorted shares calculated?

Is the formula below correct? [Shares shorted * price sold] * [annual interest rate / 360 * # of days borrowed] = interest charged Based on the formula, it doesn't seem like interest is compounded.
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Selling property inheritance share to sibling, 25 years later: original value? current value? something else?

My father died about 25 years ago, leaving me and my siblings a certain percentage of the lake home and property equaling 100%. At the time of death the property/home was paid for. My brother bought ...
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If the only value in a share (excl. dividends) comes from owning part of a company (and few own enough) then why are stocks valuable? [duplicate]

Sorry if the title is a little vague, let me be more precise. This post says that the value in shares comes from: The dividend payout Voting rights Owning part of a company, therefore receiving ...
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What happens to the stock price if most of the share holders stop trading that stock?

For most companies, on most days not even 1 percent of the total free float shares are traded every day. Apple has 4.33bn shares in free float. Hypothetically, what would happen if nearly all the ...
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Shares outstanding

Considering all shares outstanding are already owned, for someone to buy shares in that company they wouldn't be able to until someone sold shares? (Assuming no new issues etc.) So hypothetically, ...
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Can reverse stock splits create fractional shares with infinitely repeating decimals?

Suppose I own 1 share of company A. Company A then decides to undergo a 1 for 3 reverse stock split. After the reverse split, I will own 1/3 shares (i.e. 0.333333... shares). The number of shares I ...
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What is the difference between “Shell” and “Shell PLC”?

I see two shares which seem to be of the same company: Shell (Royal Dutch Shell) (A): WKN: A0D94M; ISIN: GB00B03MLX29 Shell PLC: WKN: A0ER6S; ISIN: GB00B03MM408 What exactly is the difference ...
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What does it mean when a company offers more stock to holders? [duplicate]

Example: Diffusion Pharmaceuticals files to sell 5.82M shares of common stock for holders. Is this good?
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What is SPX500USD?

I am wondering what is SPX500USD? https://www.tradingview.com/symbols/OANDA-SPX500USD/?route_range=full This has a different value than the SPX. I am thinking this is some sort of futures? Thank ...
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Where can the founder of a company sell his stocks?

Let's assume that we have a tech company that wants to go public. In its IPO, the founder of the company wants to get $10 millions for 10% percent of the company. Those $10 millions will be ...
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What is period end basic number of $0.50 ordinary shares outstanding?

I was checking HSBC 2020 Q1 earnings release's balance sheet, and under share count, the first line says "period end basic number of $0.50 ordinary shares outstanding." I believe that the first line ...
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Can I vote for and against the same proposal?

Suppose a company is asking its shareholders to approve a proposal, with one vote per share. Suppose I own 1000 shares. Can I use 600 shares to vote for the proposal, and use the remaining 400 shares ...
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Do companies sell shares by selling treasury shares, or do they issue new ones?

Suppose a public company has 1,000,000 authorized shares, of which 400,000 have been issued. The company starts a share-buyback program and buys 100,000 shares. So there are now 100,000 shares in the ...
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Which US organization acts as the central depository for shares?

In Singapore, my shares are held by an organization known as the Central Depository (CDP). Regardless of which stock brokerage firm I am using, I can see the same shares, as all of the shares I own ...
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Difference of NAV and market price on stock shares and funds

For the case of companies, my understanding is that the NAV (net asset value) is all its assets minus its liabilities. Then, this value is divided by the total number of shares the company has issued ...
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Diluting Shares vs Reserving Shares

I often read about a startup company diluting its shares, in order to provide additional shares for an investor during an investment round. This means that the ownership % for the co-founders is ...

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