- The excess number of shares or bonds that investors want to buy but are not available due to high demand. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
* * *an oversubscribed Securities Issue has people asking for more shares etc than are available. If this happens, each buyer receives fewer shares than they asked for, or there is a ballot to decide who will receive them:
• The bonds were oversubscribed, and there will be no unsold balance remaining, the underwriter said.— oversubscription noun [uncountable] :
• Analysts expect them to receive only about 2.5% of the shares they ordered because of massive oversubscription.
* * *oversubscribed UK US /ˌəʊvəsəbˈskraɪbd/ adjective► STOCK MARKET if a share issue (= occasion on which new shares are sold) is oversubscribed, people want to buy more shares than are available: 5/10/50, etc. times oversubscribed »
The initial public offering of the internet service provider has been more than 20 times oversubscribed.»
The company was valued at €20.8 billion in a heavily oversubscribed flotation.► a situation in which people want to buy or have many more things, such as tickets, than are available: »
The school has an excellent reputation and is heavily oversubscribed.oversubscription noun [C or U]► »
The level of oversubscription is greater than we might have expected.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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oversubscription — noun see oversubscribe … New Collegiate Dictionary
oversubscription — See oversubscribe. * * * … Universalium
oversubscription — noun A subscription for more than is available See Also: oversubscribe … Wiktionary
oversubscription — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. oversubscribing, lively market, generous contributions; see gift 1 , sale 1 , 2 … English dictionary for students
oversubscription — n. excess enrollment, subscribing in excess of what can be supplied; excess donation … English contemporary dictionary
oversubscription — /ˌəυvəsəb skrɪpʃ(ə)n/ noun a situation where people have subscribed for more shares in a new issue than are being issued … Dictionary of banking and finance
oversubscription — Condition which exists when there are more orders or subscriptions for corporate stock than can be issued. See also overissue … Black's law dictionary
oversubscription — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: from oversubscribe, after English subscribe : subscription : the act or an instance of oversubscribing oversubscriptions became the rule M.S.Kendrick * * * oversubscripˈtion noun • • • Main Entr … Useful english dictionary
oversubscription allowance — ˌoversubˈscription alˌlowance also ˌoversubˈscription ˌoption noun [countable] FINANCE when additional shares are made available if there is oversubscription; = GREENSHOE; OVERALLOTMENT ALLOWANCE: • The company raised £825 million from the… … Financial and business terms