Upgrading

Definition:

Raising the quality rating of a security because of new optimism about the prospects of a firm due to tangible or intangible factors. This can increase investor confidence and push up the price of the security.

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Performance shares

Shares of stock paid out to managers only if the company makes certain sales, earnings per share, or other similar criteria.

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