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Underwriting spread

The income that is generated by the underwriting syndicate and the selling group, which is essentially the difference between the amount paid to the issuer of securities in a primary distribution and the public offering price.
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Gross Spread

In a public offering, the difference between the price an underwriter pays an issuer and the price at which it sells the offering to the public. That is, an underwriter pays the issuer an agreed-upon price to purchase an issue, which it then attempts to place with investors. When it places the issue, it charges the investor a certain price like any other trade. The difference is known as the gross spread; it forms the bulk of an underwriting firm's profits. See also: Fully subscribed, Overbooked, Underbooked.
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underwriting spread

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The company said that its investment adviser will bear all of the gross underwriting spread and pay the underwriters an additional supplemental payment of about USD0.11 per share, the difference between the public offering price and the proceeds per share received by the company, in the offering.
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Market competition has allowed issuers to compress the underwriting spread on their deals so low that broker-dealers are pricing primary deals at a wholesale level and thus selling almost exclusively to wholesale buyers.
This paper focuses on the measurement of underwriting spread effects for information costs, for bonds with structural or tax complexity, and for bonds containing equity-conversion options or bond-put options.
Moreover, national statistics showed that the average gross underwriting spread--that is, the underwriter's compensation for purchasing bonds--of bonds offered through negotiated sale was higher than the average gross underwriting spread of bonds offered using the competitive sale method.
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This finding is consistent with previous results that reputable underwriters reduce the level of uncertainty regarding the issue leading to lower levels of underpricing for IPOs (Rock, 1986; Beatty and Ritter, 1986; Carter and Manaster, 1990; Carter et al., 1998) and to lower underwriting spreads and offering yields for nonconvertible debt issues (Miles and Miller, 2000).