stock option
noun Date: 1945 1. an option contract involving stock 2. a right granted by a corporation to officers or employees as a form of compensation that allows purchase of corporate stock at a fixed price usually within a specified period

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  • Stock-option — Une stock option (ou stock option) est une forme de rémunération versée par une entreprise généralement cotée en bourse. Il s agit d une option d achat (call) dont l actif sous jacent est l action de l entreprise concernée. Ainsi, ce système… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • stock option — see option 3 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. stock option n. Th …   Law dictionary

  • stock-option — [ stɔkɔpsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1987; de stock et option ♦ Écon. Système d option sur achat d actions au sein d une entreprise. Des stock options. Recomm. offic. option sur titres. ● stock option, stock options nom féminin (mot anglo américain signifiant… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Stock-Option — Stock Op|ti|on, Stock|op|ti|on [ stɔk|ɔpʃn̩ , auch: …|ɔpt̮si̯o:n ], die; , en, bei engl. Ausspr. s <meist Pl.> [engl. stock option, aus: stock (↑ 3Stock) u. option = ↑ Option] (Wirtsch.): Form der Mitarbeiterbeteiligung, bei der die… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • stock option — stock options N COUNT A stock option is an opportunity for the employees of a company to buy shares at a special price. [AM, BUSINESS] He made a huge profit from the sale of shares purchased in January under the company s stock option program.… …   English dictionary

  • stock option — ☆ stock option n. an option, as a call or put, to buy or sell stock at a specified price within a specified time, specif., such an option offered to an employee by a company to buy its stock for less than the market price …   English World dictionary

  • stock option — stock .option n [C usually plural] AmE ↑stock that a company offers to sell to an ↑employee at a price that is lower than the usual price …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stock option — stock ,option noun count AMERICAN an opportunity to buy SHARES in the company that you work for …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Stock option — Une stock option (ou stock option) est une forme de rémunération versée par une entreprise généralement cotée en bourse. Il s agit d une option d achat (call) dont l actif sous jacent est l action de l entreprise concernée. Ainsi, ce système… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • stock option — an option giving the holder, usually an officer or employee, the right to buy stock of the issuing corporation at a specific price within a stated period. [1940 45] * * * Contractual agreement entitling the holder to buy or sell a share of stock… …   Universalium

  • Stock option — An option in which the underlying is the common stock of a corporation. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * stock option stock option ➔ option * * *    ► See Equity Options. * * * stock option UK US noun [C] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE …   Financial and business terms

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