stock option

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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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As for taxation, in Japan, preferential tax treatment is introduced for qualified stock option plans, but in Malaysia such treatment is not introduced.
For a qualified stock option plan, a company must have a shareholder-approved plan that takes into account various securities regulations.
6039(a) was repealed (it had required that every corporation make a return in connection with the transfer of stock acquired by any person pursuant to the exercise of a qualified stock option or a restricted stock option).

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