corporate action

Definition

Any event initiated by a corporation which impacts its shareholders. For some such events, shareholders may or must respond to the corporate action or select from a list of possible actions. Examples include mergers, spinoffs, stock buybacks, and stock splits.

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You should try to make sure that any corporate action you take will look good to the rest of the community.

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Although the shareholders were always nervous when a corporate action was initiated, this action seemed particularly divisive in this instance.

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The corporate action had shocked shareholders, and there was rumblings that perhaps there should be changes at the top, with the top shareholders especially upset.

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