Rights offering

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Motley Fool  Apr 1  Comment 
Prospect Capital's "spinoffs" are taking the form of a rights offering. It's becoming increasingly apparent this is a raw deal for Prospect Capital shareholders.
Finance Asia  Mar 10  Comment 
The Philippine banking unit of George Ty wants to boost its core capital ratio. If successful, the rights issue will be the country's largest equity deal in nearly two years.
Benzinga  Dec 1  Comment 
Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. (NASDAQ: EGT) ("Entertainment Gaming Asia" or "the Company"), a gaming company focused on emerging gaming markets in Pan-Asia, reported today the completion of its previously announced rights offering, which expired...
Mondo Visione  Nov 27  Comment 
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published for comment proposed amendments that would create a streamlined prospectus exemption for rights offerings by reporting issuers. “Although rights offerings can be one of the...
StreetInsider.com  Oct 20  Comment 
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Rights offering

An issue of shares offered at a special price by a company to its existing shareholders in proportion to their holding of old shares. [1] Also rights issue.

Investors in common stock occasionally receive stock rights to purchase additional common stock below the existing market price. The stock rights were probably issued to satisfy the investor’s preemptive right to maintain an existing level of ownership in the company. Rights are issued below the existing market price to encourage the exercise of the rights. The rights are separate having their own markets. [2]

From "morally correct," "just, good, fair, proper, fitting, straight," to put right" "just, righteous, wise "honest, morally upright "just claim" "in a proper manner" [1]

References

  1. ‪Wall Street words: an A to Z guide to investment terms for today's investor‬ By David Logan Scott pg318
  2. Wiley CPA Exam Review 2010: Financial Accounting and Reporting by Patrick R. Delaney and O. Ray Whittington ISBN-10: 0470453516 pg585
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