Shares

Business / Finance / Shares: Certificates or book entries representing ownership in a corporation or similar entity.

Outstanding Shares

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

Floating Shares

Business / Taxes / Floating Shares: Floating shares are shares of a public corporation that are available for trading in a stock market. The number of floating shares may be smaller than the company’s outstanding shares if founding pa 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

Authorized Shares

Business / Finance / Authorized Shares: Number of shares authorized for issuance by a firm's corporate charter. MORE

Equal Shares Swap

Business / Finance / Equal Shares Swap: Selling common stock/convertibles in one company and reinvesting the proceeds in as many shares of (1) another type of security issued by the company, or (2) another security of the same type but of a 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

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