Rights Offering

Business / Taxes / Rights Offering: In a rights offering, also known as a subscription right, a company offers existing shareholders the opportunity to buy additional shares of company stock in proportion to the number they already own before any new shares are offered to the public. Such an offering is usually mandated by the corporate charter. To act on the offering, you turn over the rights you receive, typically one for each share of stock you own, and the money needed to make the purchase within the required period, often two to four weeks. The amount of money that’s required is known as the subscription price. You don't have to buy the additional shares, and you can transfer your rights to someone else if you prefer. But buying helps you maintain the same percentage of ownership you had in the company before the new shares were issued rather than having that percentage diluted.

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Offering Noun Synonyms: sacrifice, oblation, contribution, donation, gift, present
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Rights Of Survivorship

Business / Taxes / Rights Of Survivorship: If two or more people own property jointly with rights of survivorship and one of the owners should die, the deceased owner’s share of the property automatically passes to the surviving owners. This MORE

Reoffering Yield

Business / Finance / Reoffering Yield: In a purchase and sale, the yield to maturity at which an underwriter offers to sell bonds to investors. MORE

Rights Offering

Business / Finance / Rights Offering: Issuance to shareholders that allows them to purchase additional shares, usually at a discount to market price. Holdings of shareholders who do not exercise rights are usually diluted by the offering. MORE

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