tracking stock


Definition of tracking stock

: a stock the value of which is linked to the performance of a company division but which does not confer ownership in the company or the division

Examples of tracking stock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web MicroStrategy, in other words, is now more of a bitcoin tracking stock than a software stock. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, 9 June 2021 To retire the tracking stock, VMWare paid an $11 billion special dividend to its shareholders. Antoine Gara, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2021 The tracking stock representing 53% ownership of VMWare could not keep pace with its soaring stock, at times trading at discounts of about 40%. Antoine Gara, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2021 With a tracking stock, a company would sell shares of a business unit that merely tracked the performance of the division. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 9 Mar. 2021 In 2019, the HPDC said Bacow told a group of donors the school had roughly $18,000 invested in private prisons via holdings in exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track stock indexes like the S&P 500. Ganesh Setty, CNN, 21 Feb. 2020 Ticker tape was printed from stock tickers, a machine that was used to track stock information, and it was used as a source of scrap paper that people threw during the parades. Allen Kim And Elizabeth Joseph, CNN, 21 Apr. 2020 The Hang Seng Index, which tracks stocks listed on Hong Kong’s exchange, shed fifteen per cent of its value between January and April. Karl Taro Greenfeld, The New Yorker, 17 Apr. 2020 An index that tracks stock market volatility, known as VIX, fell on Monday in the United States but remains at historically high levels. New York Times, 31 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of tracking stock

1989, in the meaning defined above

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“Tracking stock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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