What is a price range and what does it mean?
The price range of an offering is usually in $2 increments ($18-$20 as an example). The Underwriters and Issuers believe the company is worth a price per share in this range. Institutional Investors place orders usually within this range, but sometimes above or below the range. Once the underwriters have enough institutional orders, they will agree on a final offering price per share with the issuer, usually within the range. Be prepared for offerings priced above or below the range, this does happen, but not very often. The price range is just a guide.
An estimated range, usually in $2.00 increments ($18-$20 as an example) within which an Offering is expected to be priced. This range can change during the Registration Period and is only a guide. A final price will be chosen on the Effective Date.
Conditional offer to Buy (COB) Price Range
The "COB Price Range" is any final price that is less than 20% above the high end of the price range. As an example, a COB for an offering with a price range of $18-$20 would still be valid if the final price is below $23.99. Keep this in mind when ...
What if an IPO is priced above or below the price range?
As long as the final price is not 20% above the "price range", your "conditional offer to buy", is still valid. As an example, an offering with a price range of $18-$20 could be priced as high as $23.99 and your "conditional offer to buy" will still ...
What if an IPO is priced 20% or more above or below the price range?
If an offering prices 20% or more above the high end of the price range, your "conditional offer to buy", is no longer valid. We will send you a notice and you will have a limited amount of time, 60-90 minutes to reconfirm your order. If your order ...
Conditional Offer to Buy (COB)
A "COB" is the price that a customer is offering to pay for an IPO. The COB is for a range that is less than 20% above the top end of the "price range". For a secondary offering, the COB does not have a "price range" because pricing is based on, and ...