Stock Warrant


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Stock Warrant

A certificate issued by a corporation that entitles the person holding it to buy a certain amount of stock in the corporation, usually at a specified time and price.

A stock warrant differs from a stock option only in that an option is offered to employees and a warrant to the general public. A warrant gives the person holding it a right to subscribe to capital stock.

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Taxpayers may purchase stock warrants outright on the market.
The Series J preferred stock and the common stock warrants subscribed for in the Rights offering will be distributed to participants or credited through DTC on or about October 11, 2012.
Stock warrants (which are essentially the same as stock options) allow a holder to purchase the issuer's stock at an exercise price within a defined period Warrants are an attractive way to allow lender to potentially increase its overall return on debt otherwise issued at lower interest rate.
Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst owned stock warrants in NMG, Inc.
This hybrid form of financing can be attractive to lenders because of the potentially high return available if the borrower experiences significant growth and prosperity, and the lender exercises the stock warrants.