Closely Held Shares

Business / Finance / Closely Held Shares: A company who has a small group of controling shareholders. In contrast, a widely-held firm has many shareholders. It is difficult or impossible to wage a proxy battle for any closely-held firm.

Outstanding Shares

Business / Finance / Outstanding Shares: Shares that are currently owned by investors. MORE

Paired Shares

Business / Finance / Paired Shares: Stock of two companies under the same management that are sold as one unit with one certificate. MORE

Ordinary Shares

Business / Finance / Ordinary Shares: Apples mainly to international equities. Shares of non-U.S. companies traded in their individual home markets. Usually cannot be delivered in the U.S. See: ADR. MORE

Not Held Order (NH Order)

Business / Finance / Not Held Order (NH Order): Applies mainly to international equities. Market or limit order in which the customer does not desire to transact automatically at the inside market (market held) but instead has given the trader or f MORE

Identified Shares

Business / Finance / Identified Shares: Treasury savings bonds with a 30-yeat maturity indexed to account for inflation. MORE

Management-Closely Held Shares

Business / Finance / Management-Closely Held Shares: Percentage of shares held by persons closely related to a company, as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Part of these percentages often are included in 'institutional holdings'--makin MORE

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