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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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Karyopharm Therapeutics announced that the Compensation Committee of Karyopharm's Board of Directors granted stock options to purchase an aggregate of 39,000 shares of Karyopharm's common stock to five newly-hired employees, with a grant date of August 30, 2019.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 22, 2019-Avino grants restricted share units and stock options to directors, officers, employees and consultants
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ENPNewswire-July 26, 2019--Notice Regarding Determination of Details of Issuance of Stock Acquisition Rights as Stock Options
CapMan Oyj (HEL:CAPMAN), a leading Nordic private asset company, reported on Tuesday that between 16 April 2019 and 31 May 2019, a total of 554,567 CapMan new shares have been subscribed for with the company's stock options.
M2 PHARMA-July 3, 2018-Akebia Therapeutics awards stock options to six new employees under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)
International Resource News-March 5, 2018--Bear Creek Mining authorises and approves grant of 650,000 incentive stock options to Paul Tweddle
Stock options are a popular compensation tool that can align employees' interests with those of the company and shareholders.
In the USA, Baker (1940) analyzed the stock options used as a form of executive compensation in late 1920s to 1930s.
Key Words: Stock options; Retention and sorting; Agency theory; Japan
Numerous publicly traded companies granted backdated stock options. Compensation packages were issued or amended to fix the price at which an employee had the option to purchase company shares based on an artificial purchase date, usually by reference to an earlier share date when the share price was lower.