At one time they had even taken a pledge not to sell any of their stock to outsiders.
After the victory over Dolbear, the Bell stock went soaring skywards; and the higher it went, the greater were the number of infringers and blowers of stock bubbles.
Drawbaugh's defeat sent the Bell stock up once more, and brought on a Xerxes' army of opposition which called itself the "Overland Company.
It was a bold and desperate move, and enabled the promoters of paper companies to sell stock for several years longer.
Stock companies whose paper capital totalled more than $500,000,000 were organized to break it down; and from first to last the success of the telephone was based much less upon the monopoly of patents than upon the building up of a well organized business.
Once upon a time it had been bright with hope and new beginnings and stock
and the prospect of credit.
My stock was but low, as well as his; and we rather planted for food than anything else, for about two years.
This was a fair proposal, it must be confessed, had it been made to any one that had not had a settlement and a plantation of his own to look after, which was in a fair way of coming to be very considerable, and with a good stock upon it; but for me, that was thus entered and established, and had nothing to do but to go on as I had begun, for three or four years more, and to have sent for the other hundred pounds from England; and who in that time, and with that little addition, could scarce have failed of being worth three or four thousand pounds sterling, and that increasing too - for me to think of such a voyage was the most preposterous thing that ever man in such circumstances could be guilty of.
I waited; I lived regularly, and with as much frugality as became my circumstances, but nothing offered, nothing presented, and the main stock wasted apace.
I told him my circumstances at large: that I was a widow come over from American, perfectly desolate and friendless; that I had a little money, and but a little, and was almost distracted for fear of losing it, having no friend in the world to trust with the management of it; that I was going into the north of England to live cheap, that my stock might not waste; that I would willingly lodge my money in the bank, but that I durst not carry the bills about me, and the like, as above; and how to correspond about it, or with whom, I knew not.
is generally in the range of 8 percent to 12 percent.
Therefore, under FAS 123(R), instead of using the volatility of its own stock
, a private company uses, as a proxy, the volatility of a basket of publicly traded stocks
of similar companies.
There, the stocks
of America's major businesses were bought and sold, and the engine of the country's prosperity was fueled.
The W, X, Y and Z stocks
are treated as stock
with the stock
market showing such great volatility over the last five years--some years were great for stocks
but disastrous for bond (1998,1999), while others were great for bonds and horrible for stocks
(2000, 2001)--it had been difficult to predict what 2002 would bring.