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6 May, 2015 - 17:10

When a corporation does not want to sell its own shares, it can sell its stock to an underwriter who resells it at a higher price to earn a profit. The advantages of issuing stock through an underwriter are that it relieves a company from marketing tasks, and the company may even receive funds before shares are sold. Stock can be subscribed at par, below par, or above par.