primary shares

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Primary Shares

Shares traded in the primary market. That is, a primary share is a share traded when the seller is the issuer. Thus, the money the buyer pays for a primary share goes directly to the company the share represents.

primary shares

Shares in a stock offering in which proceeds go to the issuing company. Primary shares have not been previously traded and are not included in shares outstanding prior to the offering. Compare secondary shares.
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The company's primary stock exchange listing is on the JSE (Ticker: HAR) with a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange (Ticker: HMY).
On Thursday, October 23, Canada's primary stock market rebounded in the middle of upbeat financial data with energy stock leading the jump over the price of oil.
This in turn led to Dutch Company OCI NV decreasing its share holdings in these companies, which was followed by their de-listing from the primary stock indices.
According to ZDNet, there could be three primary stock keeping units (SKU) such as a traditional/PC SKU, a traditional enterprise SKU and a "modern" consumer SKU in the Windows 9 OS.
It is a primary stock exchange in Australia and one of the largest exchanges in the Asian Region.
SeeNews) - Nov 9, 2012 - Brazil's power firm Equatorial Energia (SAO:EQTL3) has earmarked 70% of the funds it will raise via a primary stock offering worth BRL 1 billion (USD 490.
An example of this is in West Virginia, where a local gun shop that has been in the same family for decades has gone from Model 12 Winchesters and such--staple firearms when the store was young--to AR-15s and black pistols as their current primary stock in trade.
The volume of primary stock offerings has grown every year since 2008, with Hong Kong the top city for initial public offerings (IPOs) globally the last two, at one point hosting more offerings than New York or London combined.
Her primary stock rose dramatically, but it doesn't matter; she loses in the general.
12, 2010 (CENS) -- On August 10, AIRTAC International Group officially applied with Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) to list primary stock, becoming the fourth foreign company to do so this year and the fifth overall.
With very little in the way of new supply coming through, primary stock shortages will inevitably reappear the moment expansion activity lifts and the Woolworths activity demonstrates how acutely aware retailers are of this happening.
Thomas Wong has been named head of Asia Pacific energy equity research, with primary stock coverage of oil companies in China and Japan.