The right to purchase a company's shares at a future date at an agreed price. Companies often give stock options to their executives as an incentive to improve the company's performance and boost its share price. If the share price has risen above the agreed price of the option by the time the option is exercised, the executive stands to make a considerable profit.
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When they invade new territory, populations are low, and the queen has limited mate options.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family|Helen Thompson|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In our headlong quest for a legally perfect society, we don’t take the time to take stock of what‘s been created so far.
Chickens require significantly less land, water, and energy than all other meat options except farmed salmon.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When companies faced competition, Klein knew, consumers would have options.
If none of those options appeal to you, you might consider meandering over to a country with a different economic system.
Neither privately owned nor government stock is entitled to voting power.
I didn't take much stock in the yarn at the time, but I'm beginning to think he had it straight.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
One day she had heard a man say, "If there is a drought we shall have the devil to pay with our stock before winter is over."
Cotton exchanges reopened on November 16, and stock exchanges opened for restricted trading shortly thereafter.
The white ranchmen in the valley were all fencing in their lands; no more free running of stock.