stock swap

Main Entry:  stock swap1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an acquisition in which the acquiring company offers its stock to pay for the acquired company
Example:  In a stock swap, each shareholder of the newly acquired company receives a certain number of shares of the acquiring company's stock for each share of stock they previously held in the acquired company.
Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Main Entry:  stock swap2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a method of exercising stock options in which shares already owned are exchanged for a greater number of shares at the exercise price
Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature