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Delisting

The removal of a stock from trading on an exchange. Delisting occurs when a publicly-traded company violates the exchange's rules, or, more commonly, when the company ceases to meet listing requirements. For example, when a company's market capitalization falls below a certain level, it is in danger of delisting.

delist

To drop a security from trading on an organized exchange. Delisting may occur for a number of reasons including failure to meet an exchange's standards or placement of a new listing on another exchange. Compare list.
Case Study In early 2001, Nasdaq informed Drkoop.com, a one-time high-flying Internet company, that the firm's stock was subject to being delisted from the Nasdaq Stock Market. At the time of the notice Drkoop.com stock was trading at approximately 20¢ per share, well below the $1 per share required to continue trading on the Nasdaq. Delisting can have a serious negative impact on a firm's ability to raise equity capital, since it is likely to reduce liquidity and increase the bid-ask spread quoted by dealers. Many individual investors avoid buying a delisted stock as trading volume dries up. Negatives associated with delisting are likely to cause a major decline in the market price of a stock that most likely has already experienced a major price decline. Nasdaq, which delisted 240 companies in 2000, often begins the delisting process when a stock's bid price falls below $1 per share for 30 consecutive trading days. The firm subsequently has 90 calendar days to boost its stock price above $1 per share for 10 consecutive trading days. The New York Stock Exchange has a similar price requirement plus additional minimums regarding market capitalization and shareholder equity.
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We selected these questions to give readers a profile of the companies affected by the delisting process, reasons why companies delist, and information as to whether these firms continued to have their shares traded on a public exchange.
Overall, manufacturing industries comprise about 30% of firms in the Compustat universe that did not delist, while almost 45% of firms that delisted are in these industries.
This indicates that, for our sample, firms that delist voluntarily are more likely to be larger firms in terms of total assets, and involuntarily delisted firms are more likely to be smaller.
As mentioned previously, one reason a firm might choose to delist is to switch to a different exchange (see Table 4).
With a few minor exceptions, firms that delist involuntarily show a clear pattern between the three exchanges.
Arguments also will be heard from a coalition of environmental and conservation groups appealing a finding by Mellon that - although an environmental impact report is necessary - the decision to delist was "supported by substantial evidence.
In May 1993, the state Fish and Game Commission, acting on a petition from Kern County, voted to delist the squirrel - the first time in the history of the state's Endangered Species Act that a protected species was dropped.
ICOS has given notice today to NASDAQ that it intends to delist the company's common shares.
Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding: the Company's plans to voluntarily delist its common shares from the NASDAQ Global Market and terminate its U.
Considering the rate of cash usage in light of the Company's current cash position, if a merger or sale on acceptable terms is not consummated within the next few months, the Company intends to proceed with steps to delist from Nasdaq and terminate its SEC reporting obligations if the Company is then eligible to do so.
Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences in results include, but are not limited to, the special committee's ability to identify, negotiate and consummate any divestiture or other strategic transaction, netGuru's ability to conserve resources and implement further reductions in ongoing expenses, legal and other restrictions on netGuru's ability to voluntarily delist and deregister its common stock, and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" Section of netGuru's Form 10-KSB for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, and other filings made with the U.