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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
Stock that must be traded in compliance with special SEC regulations concerning its purchase and resale. These restrictions generally result from affiliate ownership, M&A activity, and underwriting activity.
Stock which is acquired though an employee stock option plan or other private means and which may not be transferred. Restricted stock may be forfeited if any of the SEC rules related to it are broken.
Insider holdings that are under some other kind of sales restriction. Restricted stock must be traded in compliance with special SEC regulations.