par value


Examples of par value in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The face value is also referred to as the par value or the principal. Chris Taylor,, 7 Nov. 2023 That’s an 83% discount from par value. Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022 While that is factually correct, the reality is that at any time prior to maturity the bond will have a price set by the market, and that price may be substantially higher or lower than the par value. Gene A. Grant Ii, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2023 The total par value amount of debt coming due. Ivan Illán, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 These fallacies are believed because a bond is repaid par value (the face value) at maturity. Gene A. Grant Ii, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2023 Most corporate bonds have a par value of $1,000, while government bond par values can be much higher. Dallas News, 25 Sep. 2022 Usually the payout is equal to the par value or a higher call price. Kaitlyn Koterbski, Fortune, 19 Dec. 2022 The conversion price is the par value of a bond divided by the number of shares for which it is exchanged. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, 14 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of par value was in 1797

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“Par value.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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