The amount of net assets belonging to the owners of a business (or shareholders of a company) based on balance sheet values.
Term of the Minute
- Put Option
This security gives investors the right to sell (or put) a fixed number of shares at a fixed price within a given period. An investor, for example, might wish to have the right to sell shares of a stock at a certain price by a certain time in order to protect, or hedge, an existing investment.