Listed security

(redirected from Listed Firms)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

Listed security

Stock or bond that has been accepted for trading by one of the organized and registered securities exchanges in the United States. Generally, the advantages of being listed are that exchanges provide: (1) an orderly marketplace; (2) liquidity; (3) fair price determination; (4) accurate and continuous reporting on sales and quotations; (5) information on listed companies; and (6) strict regulation for the protection of securityholders. Antithesis of OTC Security.
Copyright © 2012, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.

Listed Security

Stock in a publicly-traded company that is traded on a particular stock exchange. For example, companies that trade on the NYSE are said to be listed securities for that exchange. Listed securities must conform to each exchange's listing requirements, which usually mandate having a certain market capitalization, number of shareholders, and/or revenue. Listing requirements exist to enforce stability on an exchange as much as possible. A listed security may be delisted if it fails to meet the listing requirements for too long. However, some listed securities may be temporarily exempt from listing requirements if they show some sign of a potential recovery. It is important to distinguish firms with listed securities from member firms, which are companies that conduct trades on an exchange. See also: C.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved

listed security

A security traded on any of the national or regional securities exchanges. Listed securities are generally more liquid than securities that trade only in the over-the-counter market. Also called exchange-traded security. Compare unlisted security.
Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today's Investor by David L. Scott. Copyright © 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. All rights reserved.

Listed security.

A listed security is a stock, bond, options contract, or similar product that is traded on an organized exchange.

Being listed has advantages, including being part of an orderly, regulated, and widely reported trading process that helps insure fairness and liquidity.

To be listed, the company issuing the security must meet the requirements of the exchange where it wishes to be traded. For example, to list a stock, the company typically must have a minimum market capitalization, a minimum number of existing shares, and a minimum per share price.

Dictionary of Financial Terms. Copyright © 2008 Lightbulb Press, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
After this, the SEC can tackle the minimum public ownership of listed firms.
The decrease in the number of listed firms is a recent phenomenon.
The count of newly listed firms is an obviously important metric of the vitality of a capitalist economy.
With this, total number of listed firms in the local bourse will go up to 44.
Kuwaiti minister of parliament, Faisal Al-Shaye, said the committee discussed his proposal to award projects worth $66.8m (KWD20m) or more to listed firms only.
The Sebi circular, sent to all stock exchanges, details wide- ranging disclosures that listed firms are required to make with regard to Employee Stock Option Scheme ( Esos), SAR ( stock appreciation right) and description of the schemes, among others.
The companies, which disclosed their first half business reports, account for more than 80% of the total listed firms in the Shanghai and Shenzhen markets, the China Securities Journal reports.
The figure broke the previous record of 45.92 million set in fiscal 2010, reflecting an increase in the number of newly listed firms and stock splits, according to the data compiled by the bourses including the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange.
7, 2012 (CENS) -- F-TPK, a leading touch-panel maker in Taiwan, raked in NT$9.46 per share of net profits in the third quarter and NT$26.97 per share in the first three quarters this year, the highest among listed firms, reported the company yesterday (Nov.
Summary: The Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) on Wednesday suspended trading in the shares of 31 listed firms, a majority of them investment companies, for failing to report financial results on time.
Yet almost all of those gains have ibeen lost over the past year as the combined value of Africa's biggest 250 listed firms has fallen to $652bn.