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stock option

A right to buy or sell specific securities or commodities at a stated price within a specified time.

stock′ op`tion

an option to buy or sell stock at a specific price within a stated period.
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Noun1.stock option - the right to buy or sell a stock at a specified price within a stated period
option - the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited
call option - an option to buy
put option - an option to sell
2.stock option - a benefit given by a company to an employee in the form of an option to buy stock in the company at a discount or at a fixed price; "stock options are not much use as an incentive if the price at which they can be exercised is out of reach"
benefit - financial assistance in time of need
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For the 2003 comprehensive revision, BEA developed a methodology for estimating proceeds from the exercise of employee stock option based on the pro forma impacts on compensation and profits of stock option grants reported in the footnotes of corporate financial reports (see Mead, et al.
2 continuously monitors the transactions and activities in human resources and stock option administration systems to ensure compliance in every step involved in the process for granting, executing and accounting for employee stock options.
Acknowledging that the FASB believes that the standard of measurement should be the value of the option if it had been sold to a willing buyer, the Roundtable was still concerned that no model currently in existence could measure what an employee stock option would be worth in a hypothetical market.
In the exhibits, the option term is only four years--much shorter than the 10-year fife of a typical employee stock option.
And third, there is increasing pressure from the accounting profession and securities regulators to expense employee stock options, once thought of as a no-cost means of attracting talent to entrepreneurial startups.
The proposal regarding the adoption of the employee stock option program and the terms and conditions for the program are subject to separate resolutions under item 18 in the notice.
In 1993, FASB issued an exposure draft which sought to recognize the fair market value of employee stock options as a regular compensation expense.
Adoption of a global employee stock option program The Board has resolved to propose that the General Meeting shall resolve to adopt a global employee stock option program, according to which the employees of the group can be allocated, at no premium, in total not more than 1,000,000 stock options until the Annual General Meeting 2008.
5/- each to the eligible employees of the Company who have exercised their stock options under the Employee Stock Option Scheme 2010 and Employee Stock Option Scheme 2011.
But proponents of broad-based employee stock option programs cite the recruitment benefits of offering equity incentives to employees at all levels.
The shares were allotted to the employees who have exercised their stock options under the Employee Stock Option Scheme 2002, Employee Stock Option Scheme 2010 and Employee Stock Option Scheme 2011.

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