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stock option

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

stock′ op`tion


n.
an option to buy or sell stock at a specific price within a stated period.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations
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Such a finding would support Stewart's (1997, Chapter 6) view that employee stock options give rise to a valuable intangible asset--a form of intellectual capital.
It is motivated by the controversy surrounding the usefulness of pro forma net income disclosures using the fair value method to account for employee stock options. We find a significant negative correlation between pro forma net income and security returns.
* Employee stock options are captured in the CPH measure on the exercise date, not on the date granted, and the options' value can change considerably over the several years that can elapse between these dates.
WHEN CHARLES SHANNON DECIDED 11 years ago to bid farewell to the corporate arena at the age of 35, he departed with a sizable nest egg--roughly $250,000 in pension funds and employee stock options. As a result of the divestiture of Ma Bell in 1984, Shannon had received shares in several telecommunications companies, including Ameritech, AT&T, Southern Bell, and Southwestern Bell.
Employee stock options have ballooned in popularity.
EarthWeb will record a one-time charge of about $500,000 in the second quarter, relating to the issuance of employee stock options in connection with the deal.
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During October 2018, holders of employee stock options under the programme have been entitled to exercise them for the acquisition of 33 615 new class B shares in the company.
Companies must consider their unique circumstances when deciding whether or not to reprice employee stock options.
123(R) goes beyond selecting a method to value employee stock options. CPAs also must help companies make the necessary tax accounting adjustments to properly track the tax benefits from stock-based compensation.
* Valuing Employee Stock Options & Other Share-Based Payments: Complying with FAS 123R
The fair value method requires an issuer to recognize compensation for employee stock options as employees perform services to earn those options.

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