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Corporate Actions - A Concise Guide: An introduction to securities events by Francis Groves

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2. The Main Corporate Actions

A teeming universe of corporate actions

Estimates of the number of kinds of corporate action vary, partly because there are different definitions of what constitutes a discrete event and partly because new corporate actions are invented. [10] A conservative estimate of the number of types of corporate action would be around 70, [11] but others have put the total at over 150. [12] Thankfully, there are a small number of types of corporate action that are a long way out in front in terms of their importance, and this chapter will look at these in more detail.

Dividends

This must be the most familiar (and easily understood) corporate action of them all. It is also the most common type of corporate ...

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