stock purchase plan

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Related to stock purchase plan: Direct Stock Purchase Plan
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Noun1.stock purchase plan - an organized plan for employees of a company to buy shares of its stock
plan, program, programme - a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
employee stock ownership plan, ESOP - a program under which employees regularly accumulate shares and may ultimately assume control of the company
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Employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs) can complement workplace savings plans and provide a way for employees to diversify their retirement investment efforts.
The plan will be administered through its stock transfer agent Computershare Trust Company NA and the company expects to sent a mailing to shareholders communicating the details of the Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan in June 2009.
Federal income tax withholding would not be required on disqualifying dispositions or when compensation is recognized in connection with an employee stock purchase plan discount.
Of the companies you asked about, Pfizer requires a $500 minimum investment; GE a $250 minimum; and Krispy Kreme does not have a direct stock purchase plan.
Specifically, "an example of a non-compensatory plan is the `statutory' employee stock purchase plan that qualifies under Section 423 of the Internal Revenue Code.
The company also said that its policy is not to comment on investment opinions and anonymous online posts, however Form 4s detailing Sillerman's transactions will be filed shortly with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and additionally, he has filed a stock purchase plan under SEC Rule 10b5-1 to purchase up to another 3,000,000 shares of common stock after the release of its third quarter operating results in mid-November.
Many employee stock purchase plan shares, and exercised stock options also qualify under QSBS rules.
To invest in equities, you will have to do so through a direct stock purchase plan in which you can buy fractional shares in a company without going through a broker.