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Definition of

offering price

Stockholding & Investments

selling price of share of stock the price at which somebody offers a share of a stock, especially a new issue, for sale.

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Definitions of ’offering price’ and meaning of ’offering price’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’offering price’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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