ASSET VALUATION Definition

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ASSET VALUATION is the process of determining the current worth of a portfolio, company, investment, or balance sheet item. The term is often used to describe the worth of an asset which may be incorporated into company accounts, where the ownership of the asset is not necessarily to be transferred but the valuation is required for the balance sheet, company takeovers, share flotation or mortgages.

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ELIGIBLE is a security for which one or more Market Makers has received clearance to quote the issue on the OTCBB in the last 30 days. Securities receive eligible status if they are cleared following the filing of a Form 211 or a 15c2-11 Exemption Form. A frequency of quotation test is administered during the eligible period. Until the test is satisfied, any other Market Maker that wishes to quote the issue must also submit a completed Form 211.

PRICE TO BOOK is a financial ratio that is derived by dividing a stock's capitalization by its book value. Also called Market-to-Book.

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