option holder

Option holder

A person who has an option that has not been exercised.

Option Holder

One who owns an option contract. In a call, the option holder has the right, but not the obligation, to buy the underlying asset, while, in a put, the option holder has the right to sell the underlying asset. An option holder may sell the option contract itself, at which point the buyer becomes the option holder.

option holder

The owner of an option to purchase (call) or sell (put) an asset such as shares of common stock or a further contract. The option holder pays the premium and has the alternative of using the option or allowing it to expire. An option holder's loss is limited to the amount of the premium required to purchase it.
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The exercise of a noncompensatory option generally will not cause either the issuing partnership or the option holder to recognize gain or loss.
May 2012 - Aurium shareholder meeting and Aurium listed option holder meeting to approve the schemes; Court hearing to approve the schemes
Each option holder received options for the number of FCTL common shares equal to the number of FCTL common shares the option holder would have received upon the completion of the arrangement if they had exercised all of their options before the completion of the arrangement.
If a disqualifying disposition occurs, the option holder has to include compensation income in gross income for the year.
The aggregate amount paid to each shareholder and option holder will be rounded down to the nearest cent prior to payment.
Stock volatility has value to an option holder because the holder benefits from stock increases without being hurt by stock decreases.
I was disappointed to see that none of the authors of the stock option accounting articles [October 2002 Strategic Finance] took the strong stand that companies should bite the bullet and record stock option compensation cost in the same fashion as the executive who receives the benefit measures its value and as the man on the street also views the value--the excess of the market price over the price the option holder pays on the day of exercise.
The option holder is Madrid-based Umar -- Union Maritima Internacional S.
The stock could rise and you'll have to buy back the option at a loss, or else lose your shares to the option holder.
123(R) requires is not intended to predict the ultimate value realized by an option holder, the staff will not object to reasonable fair value estimates made in good faith in accordance with the statement, even if subsequent events indicate other estimates would have been more accurate.