DEFINITION of 'Ex-Rights'

Shares of stock that are trading but no longer have rights attached because they have either expired, been transferred to another investor or been exercised. The rights originally assigned to the stockholder are, for whatever reason, no longer valid or no longer applicable to the stock.


Ex-rights shares are worth less than shares which are not yet ex-rights - the ex-rights shares do not give a shareholder access to a rights offering. Renounceable rights may trade separately, allowing shareholders to choose to sell their rights rather than exercise them.

  1. Record Date

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    The date on or after which a security is traded without a previously ...
  3. Holder Of Record

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  4. Rights

    A security giving stockholders entitlement to purchase new shares ...
  5. Ex-Warrant

    The trading of shares when a warrant has been declared but not ...
  6. Ex-Dividend

    A classification of trading shares when a declared dividend belongs ...
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