What are stock options?

Answer A stock option is a privilege that one entity gives another that allows them to buy or sell stock at an agreed price at a later date, no matter what the market price of a stock is at that date. It ... Read More »

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Do stock options granted to employees differ from equity options?

According to the Chicago Board Options Exchange, equity options typically represent the right to buy 100 shares of stock. Stock options for employees are similar, except that the number of stocks t... Read More »

Do Stock Options Granted to Employees Differ From Equity Options?

Stock options are contracts allowing the holder the right, but not the obligation, to purchase or to sell a specified amount of a company's stock at a specified price during a specified period of t... Read More »

Stock Grants Vs. Stock Options in Negotiating IPOs?

Private companies often use stock or option grants to lure the best talent to the firm, especially when an initial public offering (IPO) is under consideration. The advantage of either of these is ... Read More »

How do stock splits affect stock options?

Companies often grant stock options to employees as a reward for good work and to retain good people. A stock option is a "right" to buy the company's stock at a certain price. It is not an obligat... Read More »