nonpublic information

Nonpublic information

Information about a company that is not known by the general public, which will have a definite impact on the stock price when released. See: Insider trading.
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Nonpublic Information

Major knowledge about a publicly-traded company that is not available to the public. Information may apply to its operations, such as its quarterly earnings, or to intangibles, such as an executive's imminent indictment. Nonpublic information almost always impacts a company's stock price, either positively or negatively, when it is made public. Prior to 2001, the use of nonpublic information in investment decisions qualified as illegal insider trading. Since then, even the possession of relevant nonpublic information may cause one to run afoul of SEC rules, even if an investor would have made a particular trade anyway. See also: Rule 10b5-1.
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nonpublic information

Information about a company that is unknown to the public. Insiders, including corporate officers and directors, are prohibited from buying or selling their firm's securities on the basis of nonpublic information.
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The company added that common stock purchases may be made from time to time in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions; and the company may also adopt Rule 10b5-1 prearranged stock trading plans to facilitate the repurchases during times it would not otherwise be in the market due to self-imposed trading blackout periods or possible possession of nonpublic information.
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