CLOSELY HELD Definition

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CLOSELY HELD is a description of a corporation whose voting stock is owned by a very small number of shareholders.

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CLEARING ACCOUNT, in banking, is a bank account used by a mortgage servicing company for the temporary, short-term deposit of mortgage payments that have been collected and are either awaiting transmittal to investors who bought the mortgages or awaiting deposit in escrow accounts. See CASH CLEARING ACCOUNT.

WEIGHTED AVERAGE COST OF CAPITAL (WACC) is an average representing the expected return on all of a companys securities. Each source of capital, such as stocks, bonds, and other debt, is weighted in the calculation according to its prominence in the companys capital structure.

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