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Definition: A stock that tracks the performance of a particular division within a parent company.

TeenAnalyst Advice: When a parent company issues a tracking stock, all the financial information is removed from their balance sheet and income statement and separated into its own information.

Why would a company do this?  Sometimes a high-growth division will have large losses and won't be representative of the parent company.  By spinning it off as a tracking stock, it can attract more aggressive investors and improve the financials for the parent company (by removing the losses from that division).

 

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Residual Security - Residual Security is both an interesting and, very effective tool used by many investors and, businessmen in the business industry for diluting the earnings per share on initial stock issued. This is a common practice within the business community in order to increase the number of shares...

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