A convertible security is a security that can be converted into another security. Most convertible securities are bonds or preferred stocks that pay regular quarterly interest and can be converted into shares of common stock if the stock price appreciates to a predetermined level.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
convertible security — see security Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. convertible security … Law dictionary
Convertible Security — An investment that can be changed into another form. The most common convertible securities are convertible bonds or convertible preferred stock, which can be changed into equity or common stock. A convertible security pays a periodic fixed… … Investment dictionary
Convertible security — A security that can be converted into common stock at the option of the security holder, including convertible bonds and convertible preferred stock. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * convertible security convertible security ➔ security … Financial and business terms
convertible security — A security that can be converted into common stock at the option of the securityholder; includes convertible bonds and convertible preferred stock. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary Bond or preferred stock that may be converted into another security … Financial and business terms
convertible security — noun a corporate security (usually bonds or preferred stock) that can be exchanged for another form of security (usually common stock) • Syn: ↑convertible • Hypernyms: ↑security, ↑certificate … Useful english dictionary
convertible security — A *bond or *security that can be converted into *common stock during a specified time period. The exercise of rights over convertible securities can *dilute a corporation’s common stock, and the effects of this dilution are normally factored into … Auditor's dictionary
convertible security — noun A security that can be converted into another security … Wiktionary
convertible security — Fin a convertible bond, warrant, or share of preferred stock … The ultimate business dictionary
Busted Convertible Security — A convertible security that is trading well below its conversion value. The result is that the security is valued as regular debt because there is very little chance that it will ever reach the convertible price before maturity. This is a… … Investment dictionary
zero-coupon convertible security — A zero coupon bond convertible into the common stock of the issuing company after the stock reaches a certain price, using a put option inherent in the security. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary Also refers to zero coupon bonds, which are… … Financial and business terms