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  1. What exactly is a company's float?

    The term "float" refers to the regular shares that a company has issued to the public that are available for investors to ...
  2. After an initial public offering, does a company profit from increases in its share price?

    The short answer is "no". To understand why, recall that the stock market is actually comprised of two markets - a primary ...
  3. How does an IPO get valued? What are some good methods for analyzing IPOs?

    The price of a financial asset traded on the market is set by the forces of supply and demand. Newly issued stocks are no ...
  4. What are the three phases of a completed initial public offering (IPO) transformation process?

    While some large and successful companies are still privately-owned, many companies aspire toward becoming a publicly-owned ...
  5. What is authorized stock?

    Authorized stock represents the maximum number of common shares that can be issued legally by the company as stated in the ...
  6. Do underwriters make guarantees to sell an entire IPO issue?

    Underwriters represent the group of representatives from an investment bank whose main responsibility is to complete the ...
  7. What is happening during a risk repricing?

    During a strong bull market, the market's overall sense of optimism can often lead to poor estimates about the level of risk ...
  8. How is something "brought over the wall" in an investment bank?

    An analyst who lends his or her expertise to an underwriting department is said to have been "brought over the wall". In ...
  9. 10 Insurance Tips For Homeowners

    Here are ten ways to make sure you get the right home insurance coverage and compensation for your property.
  10. Employee Share Ownership Trust - ESOT

    A program that facilitates the acquisition and distribution of a company's shares to its employees. ESOTs are trust accounts ...
  11. Going Public

    The process of selling shares that were formerly privately held to new investors for the first time. Otherwise known as an ...
  12. Freeriding

    1. An illegal practice in which an underwriting syndicate member withholds part of a new securities issue and later sells ...
  13. Indication of Interest - IOI

    An underwriting expression showing a conditional, non-binding interest in buying a security that is currently in registration ...
  14. Gross Spread

    The difference between the underwriting price received by the issuing company and the actual price offered to the investing ...
  15. Market Out Clause

    A stipulation in an underwriting agreement that allows the underwriter to cancel the agreement without penalty. A market ...
  16. Undersubscribed

    A situation in which the demand for an initial public offering of securities is less than the number of shares issued. Also ...
  17. Underwriting Spread

    The spread between the amount underwriters pay an issuing company for its securities and the amount the underwriters receive ...
  18. Negotiated Underwriting

    A process in which both the purchase price and the offering price for a new issue are negotiated between the issuer and a ...
  19. Tombstone

    A written advertisement placed by investment bankers in a public offering of a security. It gives basic details about the ...
  20. Reallowance

    In securities underwriting, the fee that the underwriting group pays to a securities firm that is not part of the syndicate, ...
  21. Piggy Back Registration

    When an underwriter allows existing company shares to be sold in conjunction with a new public offering. The registration ...
  22. Public Offering Price - POP

    The price at which new issues of stock are offered to the public by an underwriter. Because the goal of an IPO is to raise ...
  23. Syndicate

    A professional financial services group formed temporarily for the purpose of handling a large transaction that would be ...
  24. Bulge Bracket

    A slang term used to describe the company or companies that issued the largest amount of securities on a new issue in an ...
  25. Secondary Offering

    1. The issuance of new stock for public sale from a company that has already made its initial public offering (IPO). Usually, ...
  26. Undivided Account

    An underwriting system in which each underwriter in the group is responsible not only for selling its alloted amount of the ...
  27. Brought Over The Wall

    A situation where an employee in the research department of an investment bank - usually a research analyst - is brought ...
  28. Underwriter

    An underwriter is a company or other entity that administers the public issuance and distribution of securities from a corporation ...
  29. Hot IPO

    An initial public offering that appeals to many investors and for which there is great demand. Hot IPOs are often oversubscribed ...
  30. Fully Subscribed

    A situation in which an underwriting firm has successfully sold to investors all of its available issues of a public offering ...
  31. Offering

    The issue or sale of a security by a company. It is often used in reference to an initial public offering (IPO) when a company's ...
  32. Health Savings Account - HSA

    An account created for individuals who are covered under high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) to save for medical expenses ...
  33. Minority IPO

    An initial public offering in which a parent company spins off one of its subsidiaries or divisions, but retains a majority ...
  34. Primary Offering

    The first of issuance of stock for public sale from a private company. This is the means by which a private company can ...
  35. Lead Underwriter

    A investment bank or other financial outfit that has the primary directive for organizing an initial public stock offering, ...
  36. Devolvement

    When the undersubscription of a security issue forces the underwriting investment bank to purchase unsold securities during ...
  37. Re-Offer Price

    A price at which the underwriting syndicate of a debt issue resells the bonds to public investors. The syndicate will purchase ...
  38. Archer MSA

    A savings account that earns tax deductible interest for medical expenses. Archer MSAs are often used by small business or ...
  39. Freed Up

    1. A slang phrase used in the underwriting process to refer to the time when the underwriters are no longer obligated to ...
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