Stock Appreciation Right

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Stock Appreciation Right (SAR)

A contractual right, often granted in tandem with an option that allows an individual to receive cash or stock of a value equal to the appreciation of the stock from the grant date to the date the SAR is exercised.

Stock Appreciation Right

A bonus that an employer pays an employee equal to the price appreciation on the company's stock over a given period of time. This is much like an employee stock option. The primary difference is that the employee does not have to actually buy stock; that is, he/she does not have to pay anything. Rather, the employee simply receives the cash or stock bonus in the specified amount.

stock appreciation right

Executive compensation that permits an employee to receive cash or stock equal to the amount by which the firm's stock price exceeds a specified base price.
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Under a stock appreciation rights plan, an employer transfers only cash to the employees.
Country: USASector: ElectronicsTarget: LeCroy CorpBuyer: Teledyne Technologies IncDeal size in USD: 291mType: Corporate acquisitionStatus: AgreedBuyer advisor: Needham & Co, McGuireWoods LLPComment: Deal size includes stock options, stock appreciation rights and net debt
The company added that the stock split will affect all issued and outstanding shares of its common stock, common stock underlying stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock units, warrants and convertible debentures outstanding immediately prior to the effectiveness of the stock split.
Under the newly adopted plan, Kasbar may also convert up to 100,000 stock-settled stock appreciation rights that expire on 15 March 2013 (SSARs) and sell the shares that he acquires from this exercise and conversion of the SSARs.
Stock-based compensation, including stock appreciation rights, phantom shares, nonstatutory options, restricted stock and statutory options.
While transition guidance is expected from the Treasury Department before December 21, it is important to note that several popular vehicles for receiving deferred compensation may be noncompliant under the new law, including stock appreciation rights (SARs), certain severance plans and discounted stock option plans if the exercise price is less than the fair market value of the stock at the date of grant.
409(p)-1T(f), includes many of the instruments used in the context of a closely held company, such as phantom stock or stock appreciation rights (SARs) (whether receivable in cash or company stock), warrants and stock options, certain nonqualified deferred compensation and potentially, convertible debt.
Also, Richard Bermingham sold 9,789 shares to satisfy the tax obligations resulting from his exercise of stock appreciation rights pursuant to a 10b5-1(c) trading plan.