Exercise price

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Exercise price

The price at which the security underlying an options contract may be bought or sold.

Strike Price

In options, an agreed-upon price for which the underlying is bought (in case of a call) or sold (in case of a put) if the option is exercised. For a call option to be profitable, the strike price must be lower than the market value of the underlying at the time the option is exercised. The opposite is true for a put: the strike price must be higher than the market value. In most cases, the amount of the strike is stated in the option contract; however, in Asian options, the strike is a formula, rather than a set price. For example, the strike may be the average price of the underlying over a set period of time. The strike price is also known as the exercise price or the striking price.

exercise price

The dollar price at which the owner of a warrant or an option can force the writer to sell an asset (in the case of a call option or warrant) or to buy an asset (in the case of a put option). The exercise price is set at the time the option is issued and, except for unusual instances that include warrants, remains constant until the option expires. A market price of an asset above, or expected to be above, an option's exercise price gives the option value. See also aggregate exercise price, step-up.

Exercise price.

An option's exercise price, also called the strike price, is the price at which you can buy or sell the stock or other financial product that underlies that option.

The exercise price is set by the exchange on which the option trades and remains constant for the life of the option.

However, the market value of the underlying investment rises and falls continuously during the period in response to market demand.

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For this purpose, modifications include reduction of the exercise price, addition of other deferral elements and extension of the exercise period (with certain limited exceptions).
44, the amount by which the terminal stock price exceeds the exercise price for the path reflecting four successive upward price movements.
If Tom made the election, recognized $43 ($50 minus $7) per share of compensation income on exercise and subsequently forfeited the restricted stock (with the company giving him back his exercise price of $7), then his deductible loss on forfeiture would be zero, despite the $43 of income previously recognized.
For an option to qualify as an ISO, the exercise price cannot be less than the fair market value of the stock at the time the option is granted.
Opinion 25 requires expense recognition only if an option's exercise price is less than the underlying stock's market price on the grant date or other measurement date.
A P employee who exercises an NQSO will have ordinary- compensation income equal to the stock's FMV on the exercise date, less the exercise price, under Sec.
Such options are less attractive to employers because they are more likely to result in recognition of an employee compensation expense since the option's exercise price may be less than the stock's market price at the measurement date (an in the money option).
It could either pay the exercise price and all applicable taxes to the donor's employer and then receive the shares, or it could arrange for a same-day sale with a broker who would deliver the exercise price and taxes to the donor's employer.
422(c)(2) provides that the excess of the amount realized on the sale over the exercise price will be the basis of determining the ordinary income to the ISO holder and the deduction to the corporation.

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