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Describing the sale of a share without any rights attached to it. That is, any rights that may be attached to the share remain with the seller. It is also called ex-rights and contrasts with rights on. See also: Rights offering, Ex-dividend.
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Used to describe a stock that trades without giving the stockholder the privilege to receive rights to buy shares of a new stock issue. Because new shares are sold at below market price to rights holders, the rights have value. Thus, a stock trading ex-rights is worth less than the same stock with rights attached. A stock trading ex-rights is indicated in stock transaction tables in newspapers by the symbol x near the volume column. Also called rights off. Compare rights on. See also rights offering.
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