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Underlying asset

The security or property or loan agreement that an option gives the option holder the right to buy or to sell.
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Underlying Asset

In a derivative or warrant, the security, property, or other asset that gives value to the derivative or warrant. For example, in an option giving one the right to buy stock in Johnson and Johnson, the underlying asset is the stock in Johnson and Johnson. An underlying asset may many things, such as a physical commodity, a security, a piece of land, or part of a business.
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underlying asset

1. The physical and financial asset to which a security holder or a class of security holders has a claim. An analyst may believe that a stock is underpriced on the basis of the value of the firm's underlying assets and the potential earning power of those assets.
2. The asset that underlies and gives value to a security. The underlying asset of a stock option is the stock that the option can be used to purchase. Likewise, the underlying asset of a convertible bond is the stock for which the bond can be exchanged. The market value of a security is directly affected by changes in the value of any underlying asset into which it may be exchanged.
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Many of these large options traders are wealthy individuals or institutions who may have unique information or theses related to the underlying stock.
Nonqualified options and ISOs are taxed at long-term capital gains rates when the underlying stock is later sold, as long as the relevant holding period requirements are met (long-term capital gain treatment typically requires a one-year holding period, but ISOs are subject to a subject to a special two-year holding period requirement for long-term capital gain treatment).
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The company said the reverse stock split will affect all issued and outstanding shares of its common stock, as well as common stock underlying stock options, restricted stock units, warrants and preferred stock outstanding immediately prior to the effectiveness of the reverse stock split.
bank that entitles the shareholder to all dividends and capital gains of the underlying stock. ADRs trade like stocks on U.S.
Each weekly offering will have a separate OneChicago symbol which generally will be the underlying stock plus 1W for the first Friday of the month, 2W for the second Friday of the month, and so forth.
The UAE will allow issuance of warrants, a financial instrument that entitles the holder to buy the underlying stock of the issuing firm.
Typically, compensatory stock options have a strike price equal to the fair market value of the underlying stock at the time of grant (1) and have a vesting period of three to five years, with options vesting ratably over the period.
These bonds and the underlying stock will be kept for at least 90 days after the completion of the stock sale, subject to exceptions, the vendor explained.
A put option gives the holder the right to sell the specified quantity of the underlying stock at the strike price on or before expiration date.