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stock option

n. the right to purchase stock in the future at a price set at the time the option is granted (by sale or as compensation by the corporation). To actually obtain the shares of stock the owner of the option must "exercise" the option by paying the agreed upon price and requesting issuance of the shares. (See: stock, share, option)

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Therefore, we approximate the fair value of forfeitures in any year y by multiplying the number of options employees forfeited during year y by the weighted-average fair value per share for employee stock options granted in year y.
If the disclosed pro forma net income relevantly reflects the compensation expense, investors will incorporate the value of a firm's outstanding employee stock options into its stock price.
By analyzing the existing data, we determine how CPH growth is affected by the use of employee stock options. However, given the limitations of these data, we focus primarily on the second wage puzzle, that of the late 1990s.
During 2009, several high-profile companies decided to complete stock option exchange programs for employee stock options that were severely underwater.
123(R) requires companies to use deferred tax accounting for employee stock options. An option's tax attributes will determine whether a deductible temporary difference will arise when a company recognizes the option-related compensation expense on its financial statements.
Prior to the renewed interest in this question, the applicable rule--embodied in Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) 123, issued in October 1995--required that the hypothetical compensation cost of employee stock options should be recorded at "fair value" as an expense in corporate income statements.
The Accounting Principles Board promulgated the accounting standards currently being utilized for employee stock options in Opinion No.
Increased share issuance related to employee stock options offsets much of the effect of share repurchases.
The 54-year-old Baltimore resident, who spent 30 years at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon Communications, NYSE: VZ), had $5,611.92 worth of employee stock options. Faced with losing her $38,000-a-year salary, she needed a financial plan and estate plan to ensure a comfortable lifestyle after retirement.
On a scale of who has the most options pending, top once again is Microsoft, which has 20% of its outstanding share capital subject to employee stock options. Close behind is Dell Computer Corp with 17% followed by Apple Computer Corp, Sun Microsystems Inc and Cisco Systems Inc, all with around 14%.
Reportedly, this increase is as a result of the issuance of shares pursuant to the exercise of employee stock options.
The company said this increase is as a result of the exercise of employee stock options from 1 March 2017 to 31 March 2017.

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