above par

See: par. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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above par aˌbove ˈpar adjective, adverb FINANCE
at a price that is above the original value when shares and bonds were first made available:

• The jeans maker's bonds are trading above par.

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above par UK US adjective
STOCK MARKET relating to bonds, shares, etc. that are selling at more than their face value (= the value shown on them): »

Stock bought above par will result in a capital loss.

better than usual, or above the expected standard: »

The food in the hotel is well above par.

Compare BELOW PAR(Cf. ↑below par)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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