Eating stock

Eating stock

When an underwriter can't find buyers for a stock and therefore has to buy them for his own account.

Eating Stock

The act of buying stock one is legally required to buy, especially when doing so is disadvantageous. For example, an underwriter may eat stock when it is required to buy stock it was unable to place with investors. Likewise, an investor with a short position on a put may be forced to buy stock at a price over its market value.
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North East Big Brother hopeful Anthony Hutton continued his nightly display of boredom by eating stock cubes.