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Once you have selected the stock you want, you will have to enter the Social Security Number of the person you are buying the for.
Decide whether you want to the stock to be shipped to you or directly to the beneficiary of the gift.
The shareholder also gets the authentic registered stock certificate (except for Facebook, Apple and Microsoft – these companies do not issue paper certificates so we provide a realistic replica certificate instead and the companies provide a statement proving ownership).
2) Then, when the registration process is complete, the shareholder receives the actual registered stock certificate (Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft do not issue paper certificates so the recipient gets a DRS statement in lieu) with instructions on how to replace it in the frame.
Find the perfect cool and special gift for everyone on your list…This is the year to get it done early and relax and finally enjoy the holidays.   Collectible stock certificates are the ultimate gift that kids of all ages will appreciate as the stock appreciates…Long after that toy has been broken and thown away, they will still own a collectible stock.  Remember to buy as many paper stock certificates as you can before they are gone forever as more and more companies are eliminating their paper stocks.  Paper stock certificates will eventually be worth more than the trade price of the stocks themselves.  Did you know that a collectible Apple Stock certificate from 1999 is worth about $900? That is 3 times the current trade price of Apple Stock.
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expert5186 said: [Q]I want to buy some family members stock certificates for items that they enjoy, like Microsoft, Coca Cola, Budweiser, etc… More as a keepsake than an investment.
Very likely even if the stock doubled or split you’d wouldn’t gain much from breaking open a frame, mailing it in for redemption, and likely paying lots more fees to convert the paper certificate into $$.
I want to buy some family members stock certificates for items that they enjoy, like Microsoft, Coca Cola, Budweiser, etc… More as a keepsake than an investment.
shadow1woman said: [Q]I read somewhere a long time ago that people who owned one share of say "Disney" got a discount at the parks, and if you owned one share of General Mills you got discounts at Red Lobster.
Plus when you’re bound by your spouse to buy something material for family members for a birthday or xmas, I thought a stock certificate would be a really neat and unique gift.
To gift his stock, the owner should gather the brokerage account information of the party they are gifting.
If the stock is being held in certificate form, then transferring the physical stock will be required.
If the stock has appreciated in value, the holder can avoid paying the capital gains tax by giving it as a gift.
Often though, there will not be a physical copy of the stock, as many investors own the electronic version, which stored in a brokerage account.
There are two methods in transferring the ownership of a stock, which depend on how it is currently being held.
The owner must endorse the stock by signing it in presence of a guarantor, which can be their bank or broker.
The next step is to contact the gifter’s broker, pass on the new account information, and order the electronic transfer to the other party.
If you’re looking to give shares of an individual stock as a gift, the commissions can chew up the value of your best intentions.
Loyal3 is paid by the companies issuing the stock, not the investor, so your entire investment will go to buy stock for the recipient, rather to fees.
That is a good place to get an investor started and build a portfolio of individual stocks over time.
A: It used to be that giving the gift of stock meant buying a paper stock certificate.
Giving stock for gifts good idea, but paper certificates not the best choice.
And unless the gift recipient is turned off by getting a piece of paper, it might actually spark interest in saving and investing, which are good things to teach.
If you want to give the gift of stock, it might be best to open an account for the recipient and put shares of an Standard & Poor’s 500 exchange traded fund in there instead.
Selling the shares can be a hassle and keeping track of them, too, might mean your investment winds up getting thrown out with the wrapping paper.
But with all that said, paper stock certificates aren’t the wisest choices.
Additionally, when buying paper certificates, you’ll probably spend more on fees than the certificate is worth.
Paper certificates are quickly disappearing as giant companies including even Disney, are going all electronic for their shareholders.
You’ll have to choose from a small and shrinking pool of companies that still issue paper certificates.
Giving the gift of stock might be one of the few presents with a fighting chance of gaining value faster than inflation.
Each ADR is issued by a domestic custodian bank when the underlying shares are deposited in a foreign depositary bank, usually by a broker who has purchased the shares in the open market local to the foreign company.
Setting up a Level 3 program means that the foreign company is not only taking steps to permit shares from its home market to be deposited into an ADR program and traded in the U.S.; it is actually issuing shares to raise capital.
One can either source new ADRs by depositing the corresponding domestic shares of the company with the depositary bank that administers the ADR program or, instead, one can obtain existing ADRs in the secondary market.
These shares are issued in accordance with market demand, and the foreign company has no formal agreement with a depositary bank.
Securities of a foreign company that are represented by an ADR are called American depositary shares (ADSs).
The latter can be achieved either by purchasing the ADRs on a US stock exchange or via purchasing the underlying domestic shares of the company on their primary exchange and then swapping them for ADRs; these swaps are called crossbook swaps and on many occasions account for the bulk of ADR secondary trading.
A Level 3 American Depositary Receipt program is the highest level a foreign company can sponsor.
ADRs are one type of depositary receipt (DR), which are any negotiable securities that represent securities of companies that are foreign to the market on which the DR trades.
However, the company must have a security listed on one or more stock exchange in a foreign jurisdiction and must publish in English on its website its annual report in the form required by the laws of the country of incorporation, organization or domicile.
When a foreign company wants to set up a Level 2 program, it must file a registration statement with the U.S. SEC and is under SEC regulation.
Level 1 shares can only be traded on the OTC market and the company has minimal reporting requirements with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The advantage that the company has by upgrading their program to Level 2 is that the shares can be listed on a U.S. stock exchange.
Level 2 depositary receipt programs are more complicated for a foreign company.
The price of a DR generally tracks the price of the foreign security in its home market, adjusted for the ratio of DRs to foreign company shares.
Some companies, like AT&T, have a special Web page just for tax basis information, which includes a link to worksheets that can help you figure out your basis — a tricky task if the company has had any spin-offs or mergers since you bought the stock.
PG&E’s site has a ton of good resources, including stock split and dividend history going back to 1912 and historical price going back to 1980.
If you bought the stock yourself, your basis is what you paid for the shares, including brokerage commissions (different rules apply if you inherited the stock or received it as a gift).
That way you’ll never need to pay capital-gains taxes so you don’t need to worry about finding out the basis, and you can deduct the current value of the stock when you give it as a charitable contribution, if you itemize.
Click the "Apply" button, and the gift card amount will be credited to your account and applied to your purchase.
Any unused balance will be removed from the gift card and transferred to your account for your next purchase.
Upon checkout, check the "I want to use a gift card" box under "Payment Information".
If you have a securities account registered in your name only, and you want to name someone other than your spouse as the TOD beneficiary for it, it’s a good idea to get your spouse’s written consent.
If the account was a joint account to begin with and wasn’t changed to the name of the survivor, the beneficiary will need the death certificates of all the original owners.
If you’re concerned that after your death, the surviving co-owner of a joint account might change the beneficiary in a way you wouldn’t approve of, create a separate account in your name only, and name the beneficiary.
EXAMPLE: Jane and Henry name his son from a previous marriage as the TOD beneficiary of a jointly held stock account.
If you own stock or mutual fund shares with another person—your spouse, for example—you can still name a transfer-on-death beneficiary.
You can name an alternate beneficiary, if your broker’s policies allow it, when you register securities in transfer-on-death form.
If you don’t name an alternate, the stock will probably pass under your will’s “residuary clause,” which names a beneficiary to inherit everything that’s not specifically mentioned in the will.
A: IRS Form 1099-DIV for the dividend paid in 2014 will be mailed by The Walt Disney Company on or before January 31, 2015.
A: The Walt Disney’s Company most recent dividend was payable January 16, 2014 to all shareholders of record December 16, 2013.
A: The XBRL exhibits provided on The Walt Disney Company’s investor relations website are available for download through a zip file and may be viewed by importing them into an XBRL viewer application of your choice.
XBRL data, also referred to as "interactive data" by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), does not change accounting standards or methods used for financial and business reporting; it is an electronic filing format for annual and quarterly reports that is supplemental to existing formats (ASCII or HTML).
A: The Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company has not yet set the date and location of the Company’s 2015 annual meeting of shareholders.
To view Disney’s company filings in interactive format, click on the "Interactive Data" link, where available, on the Disney filing section of the SEC website.
Year-end statements are mailed by The Walt Disney Company on or before January 31, 2014.
A: The French company Euro Disney S.C.A., parent company of Euro Disney Associés S.C.A., operator of Disneyland Resort Paris has its own investor relations department and a dedicated Shareholders Club.
A: If you did not receive your dividend check you can request a replacement by accessing your account online at or you can contact us at our toll free number: 1-855-55-DISNEY (1-855-553-4763).
A donor making a contribution of property, including restricted stock, to an organization exempt from federal income under section 501(c) and classified as a public charity under section 509(a) generally will be entitled to claim a charitable contribution deduction in an amount equal to the fair market value of the restricted stock as of the date the contribution is made, provided the restricted stock has been held by the donor as a capital asset for more than one year.11 Valuation of restricted stock is more complicated than valuation of publicly traded stock, however.
Given the IRS’s position in these rulings, a donor’s tax advisor should be able to advise the donor that a full fair market value deduction is appropriate for a contribution of restricted stock to a public charity or a private foundation, if (a) the donor and the charity or foundation, as the case may be, have entered into a contractual arrangement pursuant to which the charity or foundation is effectively not restricted from freely transferring the contributed stock, despite the aggregate volume limitation contained in Rule 144 of the Securities Act, and (b) no other resale restrictions apply.
If a donor is making a gift of Non-Publicly traded stock or securities and is claiming a charitable contribution deduction in an amount greater than $5,000 but not exceeding $10,000, she does not need to submit a qualified appraisal to the Internal Revenue Service.32 The donor is instead required to attach a partially-completed appraisal summary33 on IRS Form 8283 to her federal income tax return for the year of the gift.34 The donor must arrange for the partially-completed appraisal summary to be signed by the charity.
However, stock or securities that otherwise fall within the definition of publicly traded securities will not qualify as such if they are subject to any restrictions that materially affect the value of the securities to the donor or prevent the securities from being freely traded.22 Although neither the IRS nor the courts have issued any direct legal authority as to whether restricted stock constitutes Non-Publicly traded stock, presumably any such stock that could be considered "qualified appreciated stock" for purposes of the charitable contribution deduction (as discussed above) could also qualify as a publicly traded security, given that the charity would effectively not be restricted from freely transferring the stock.
In general, the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") has not provided any specific guidance regarding whether a donor making a contribution of restricted stock to a public charity is entitled to a full fair market value charitable contribution deduction.
The IRS has provided some guidance as to whether a contribution of restricted stock eligible for resale pursuant to Rule 144 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act")14 to a private foundation qualifies as a contribution of "qualified appreciated stock."15 Specifically, in three separate private letter rulings,16 the IRS found that a donor making a contribution of restricted stock to a private foundation would be entitled to treat such stock as "qualified appreciated stock" and therefore be allowed to claim a full fair market value deduction for the contribution.
For example, if stock registered in street name is transferred from a donor’s account at a certain brokerage house to a charity’s account at the same brokerage house, the transfer is not effective for federal income-tax purposes until the stock has been transferred into the account of the charity on the books of the brokerage house, even if the brokerage house allows the charity to sell the stock prior to recordation of its ownership of the stock on the books of the brokerage house.10 This will have the effect of delaying the timing of donor’s charitable contribution tax deduction until the transfer has been reflected on the books of the brokerage house, a process that could be lengthy.
Furthermore, the IRS imposes particular substantiation and information-reporting requirements on certain gifts of "non- publicly traded stock" or "non-publicly traded securities." As explained in further detail below, if the value of a gift of restricted stock exceeds $5,000, a donor is required to complete all or a portion of IRS Form 8283, and attach such Form to her federal income tax return for the year of the gift.
If the charity signs an appraisal summary on Form 8283 and subsequently the charity sells, exchanges, or otherwise dispose[s] of the restricted stock within two years of the date of the charitable contribution, then the charity must complete and file Form 8282 with the IRS and furnish a copy of this form to the donor.
If a charity still holds restricted stock after a public offering has been conducted, the shares held by the charity may be subject to a "lockup" or "market standoff" agreement, prohibiting the charity from selling any stock for a set period of time after the public offering, usually no more than 180 days.

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