Black-Scholes option-pricing model

Definition:

A model for pricing call options based on arbitrage arguments. Uses the stock price, the exercise price, the risk-free interest rate, the time to expiration, and the expected standard deviation of the stock return. Developed by Fischer Black and Myron Scholes in 1973.

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An attempt to acquire a large portion of a company's stock to gain control by offering stockholders a premium over the market value for their shares.

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