Corporate Actions

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Definition: Corporate Actions

Quick Summary of Corporate Actions

Corporate actions include both mandatory actions (stock splits, mergers & acquisitions, cash dividends, return of capital) and voluntary actions (tender offers, rights issues, buyback offers). Corporate actions are used to distribute profits to shareholder, influence stock prices, or during mergers/spinoffs to increase company profitability.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Corporate Actions are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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