offering price

Offering Price

The price at which an investment, asset or other transaction is quoted to a potential buyer. That is, the offering price is what a potential seller is willing to take. It may or may not be negotiable.

offering price

The price at which an investment is offered to buyers. This price, including any sales fee, is fixed by the underwriting syndicate. Also called fixed price.

Offering price.

A security's offering price is the price at which it is taken to market at the time of issue. It may also be called the public offering price.

For example, when a stock goes public in an initial public offering (IPO), the underwriter sets a price per share known as the offering price. Subsequent share offerings are also introduced at a specific price.

When the stock begins to trade, its market price may be higher or lower than the offering price. The same is true of bonds, where the offering price is usually the par, or face, value.

In the case of open-end mutual funds, the offering price is the price per share of the fund that you pay when you buy.

If it's a no-load fund or you buy shares with a back-end load or a level load, the offering price and the net asset value (NAV) are the same. If the shares have a front-end load, the sales charge is added to the NAV to arrive at the offering price.

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On the other hand, the opening prices of Nisso Pronity, which was listed on Fukuoka Q-Board, was 24% below the offering price and Kito, which returned to public ownership, opened at 19% below its offering price.
Grubb & Ellis Company announced the closing of a public offering of an aggregate of 10 million shares of the Company's common stock at a public offering price of $9.
com public set an offering price of $9 per share, allowing the company to raise nearly $29 million in capital.
The calculations run through your mind: Each $1 increase in the offering price would have generated $2 million more for the company.
The determination of the offering price and all other matters necessary in connection with this offering has been left to the discretion of the representative directors of the company.
Looking at the 43 IPOs thus far in 2007, 15 had an offering price above the projected price and eight had a lower offering price.
With an initial offering price of $9 a share, the stock opened Friday at $97 but drifted down to close at $63.
40 on August 23, 2006, an increase of 15% from the offering price.
MGM's announcement came as some investors expressed concern that the offering price was too high for a company that hasn't made money since 1988 and lacks steady revenue from television, music or theme parks to offset the boom-and-bust movie business.
NEW YORK -- Infineon Technologies AG and Qimonda AG, together with the lead underwriters, fixed in New York today the initial public offering price and the issue size of Qimonda's initial public offering (IPO).
The Fund intends to pay distributions at the annualized rate of 6% of the Fund's initial public offering price of $20.
20 per share of Common Stock for the two months of November and December is at an annualized rate of 6% of the Fund's initial public offering price of $20.