Restricted Stock Award

Definition:

Grants of shares of stock subject to restrictions on sale and risk of forfeiture until vested by continued employment. Restricted stock typically vests in increments over a period of several years. Dividends or dividend equivalent rights may be paid, and award holders may have voting rights, during the restricted period.

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Liquid

In context of securities, easily traded or converted to cash. In context of a corporation, the state of having enough cash and cash equivalents to cover short-term obligations.

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