A stock warrant gives the holder the right to purchase a company’s stock at a specific price and at a specific date. A stock warrant is issued directly by the company concerned; when an investor exercises a stock warrant, the shares that fulfill the obligation are not received from another investor but directly from the company.
An equity stock option, on the other hand, is a contract between two people that gives the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a stock at a specific price, prior to a specific date, referred to as the contract expiration date.
- A stock warrant represents the right to purchase a company’s stock at a specific price and at a specific date.
- A stock warrant is issued directly by a company to an investor.
- Stock options are purchased when it is believed the price of a stock will go up or down.
- Stock options are typically traded between investors.
- A stock warrant represents future capital for a company.
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