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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Shi says she “has suffered emotional distress, lost wages, and lost benefits, including stock options.”Female Yahoo Exec Accused of Sex Abuse Fires Back|Nina Strochlic|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No one can predict in advance what stock options will be worth.The Hypocrisy Behind The New York Times’s Abrupt Decapitation of Jill Abramson|Robert Shrum|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stock options in an unproven startup--no matter how bullish you are!Ask the Blogger|Megan McArdle|November 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And that's just salary--it's not stock options or shares of profits.Where Does the Bain Story Go This Week?|Michael Tomasky|July 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was in the payment, since instead of taking cash in the thousands, he took stock options then worth only thousands.David Choe, Facebook’s Millionaire Graffiti Artist|Jimmy So|February 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST