equity security


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Stock

A portion of ownership in a corporation. The holder of a stock is entitled to the company's earnings and is responsible for its risk for the portion of the company that each stock represents. There are two main classes of stock: common stock and preferred stock. Common stock holders have the right to vote on major company decisions, such as whether or not to merge with another corporation, and receive dividends determined by management. Preferred stock holders do not usually have voting rights, but receive a minimum dividend. Stock may be bought or sold, usually, though not always, in the context of a securities exchange. It is important to note that a single share of a stock usually represents only a tiny amount of ownership, and, therefore, most stocks are traded in batches of 100.

equity security

See equity.
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The Equity Security Unit holders' purchase obligation under the purchase contracts will be satisfied from the proceeds of a portfolio of U.
2 million shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any, and an option to purchase up to an additional 900,000 equity security units to cover any over-allotments.
115 definition of an equity security with a readily determinable fair value.
Proceeds from the equity security units are part of XL Capital Ltd's capital action plan to offset the recently announced $1.
Treasury securities that will be pledged to secure the Equity Security Unit holders' obligations under the stock purchase contract component of the Equity Security Units.
Upon issuance of the equity security units preference ordinary shares, and common equity XL's level of hybrid securities is expected to be comfortably within Fitch's stated 30% guideline maximum for hybrid securities as a percentage of an insurance holding company's total capitalization.
As a result, on May 16, 2005, each holder of the equity security units will purchase from Ameren 0.
An OTC equity security generally is any equity that is not listed or traded on Nasdaq or a national securities exchange.