What happens if the company I own stock in goes bankrupt?

Answer A corporate bankruptcy of a publicly traded company can occur in one of two ways--either in Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings. The consequences to common stockholders can differ, depending... Read More »

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What happens if you own stock in a bankrupt company?

If you own stock in a bankrupt company, you are likely to lose your entire investment. After the company files for bankruptcy, shares will continue to trade, but eventually trading ends and the sto... Read More »

If a company goes bankrupt what happens to your stock shares?

Bankruptcy is the worst possible scenario for an investor. It means the company in which you invest in no longer has the assets to pay off its debts. However, if you own stock in a bankrupt company... Read More »

Do bankruptcy costs lead to a decline of bankrupt company stock prices?

Bankruptcy has implicit and explicit costs. Explicit costs are the most obvious, the cost of hiring lawyers and filing court documents. Implicit costs include talent leaving the company, and the pe... Read More »

Countrywide stock opened at 5.66 today. Bankrupt or no?

This is exactly why so-called "analysts" are a disease to the financial markets. Countrywide Financial (CFC) has been around since 1987 and is the leading mortgage lender in the U.S. The reason it ... Read More »