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Why do companies grant fewer restricted stock shares (or units) than stock options? Are there any trends in the ratios of shares for options? This is premium content

Restricted stock has full value to you at vesting, regardless of whether the stock price has dropped after the grant date. This leads companies to grant fewer shares of restricted stock (or restricted stock units) than stock options. The ratio used to give a restricted stock grant an equivalent "value" to that of existing stock option grants depends on different factors. Common ratios are...
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