Seasoned issue

A seasoned issue is an additional security issuance for which there is already an established secondary market. These securities have already been traded for a sufficient period of time that investors can count on a reasonable amount of price stability and trade volume. The initial issuance price of these shares is based on the existing market price of shares that are already in circulation. Additional share offerings by blue-chip companies are considered to be seasoned issuances.

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