tentative order

Tentative Order

An order that an investor makes to an underwriter before a new issue. Before a new issue, underwriters canvass potential investors, who may or may not book a tentative order to buy a portion. Tentative orders are not final until the new issue actually takes place, because it is illegal to sell a security that has not been issued. Tentative orders help underwriters gauge the level of interest in the new issue. See also: Overbooked, Underbooked, Fully Subscribed.

tentative order

A customer order that is made for part of a new securities issue before all the terms of the issue have been set. Underwriters take tentative orders to determine investor interest in a new issue. This practice assists the underwriters in pricing and sizing the issue.
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Le Bourget, France -- Boeing has announced a tentative order from Indonesia's Garuda airline for up to 60 jets at the opening of the Paris Air Show.
Eastern also placed a tentative order for up to 40 Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.
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British Airways said on Sunday that it and its co-applicants "will review the DOT s tentative order and respond according to the timeframe established for comments.
Working from a tentative order for 125 Model B Global units bound for Argentina, the company built 11 prototype tractors.
Among recent deals was a tentative order from Singapore Airlines for 20 Airbus A350 planes and nine Airbus A380 superjumbos and one from German budget airline Blue Wings for 20 from the single-aisle A320 series.
Sabraw's previous tentative order that the personnel records of accused priests and the names and general background of the alleged victims could be made public.
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In spite of these difficulties Mette has established a tentative order of the pages, has edited the written Sanskrit text and presented a careful translation of each page.
The chairman of the bond committee said that Monday's ruling, issued to clarify a tentative order released Friday, expands the committee's role.
In the tentative order, as discussed at the hearing on July 24, the Court concluded that there was a genuine issue of material fact with respect to this limitation, and ordered the matter to proceed to trial.
The factors which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those suggested by any such statements include, but are not limited to, a change in the tentative order discussed above, an appeal of the final opinion and order or other intervening circumstances or events that result in a delay or adjournment of the special meeting of stockholders, currently scheduled to reconvene on September 30, 2005, or that affect our ability to satisfy the conditions to closing in the merger agreement with News Corporation.
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