American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (AST) is the largest independent transfer agent in the United States. AST is part of the Link Group, an international network of transfer agent and employee plan service providers.

Is Ast a real company?

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (AST) is a full-service, tech-enabled professional services firm that helps companies and shareholders across North America maintain momentum through the use of secure corporate data, analytics, advisory services, and a strategic approach to every interaction.

Is Link shareholder services legitimate?

I have since looked into LINK SS and see they are a legitimate firm and this is something I need to take care of or risk complications when I eventually sell the stock.

What does a stock transfer agent do?

Transfer agents work for the security issuer to record changes of ownership, maintain the issuer’s security holder records, cancel and issue certificates, and distribute dividends. Transfer agents are usually banks or trust companies, but sometimes a company acts as its own transfer agent.

How do I sell my AST shares?

As Dividend Disbursing Agent, AST will sell shares, at your request, one of two ways: Online at Follow the simple instructions provided below. Sales requests received by 12:00 noon and via direct mail and by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time online will be executed the next business day.

Who owns AST?

25, 2020 /CNW/ – TMX Group Limited (TMX Group) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire AST Investor Services Inc.

What does Unexchanged Stock mean?

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Unexchanged shares means unclaimed debt or equity securities which are held by a holder on behalf of an owner, pending the owner’s surrender of obsolete debt or equity securities in conjunction with an acquisition, merger, recapitalization, or similar mandatory corporate action.

Who keeps track of stock ownership?

Transfer agents keep records of who owns a company’s stocks and bonds and how those stocks and bonds are held—whether by the owner in certificate form, by the company in book-entry form, or by the investor’s brokerage firm in street name. They also keep records of how many shares or bonds each investor owns.

How do you prove ownership of stock?

An investor is issued a share certificate, also known as a stock certificate, when they buy shares of a publicly-traded company. The share certificate serves as a receipt for the stock purchase. The certificate includes important details about the investor’s stock ownership such as the number of shares purchased.

What does AST charge to sell shares?

The proceeds of the sale, less an administrative fee of $15.00 and commission of $0.10 per share, will be sent to you by check generally within three (3) days following the sale.

Can AST sell shares?

AST will arrange to sell your shares through a broker on a stock exchange . You may sell all or a part of your shares when you request a share sale under the Service. After you have requested a share sale, you cannot change or cancel your request.

When should I be concerned about AST levels?

High levels of AST in the blood may indicate hepatitis, cirrhosis, mononucleosis, or other liver diseases. High AST levels can also indicate heart problems or pancreatitis. If your results are not in the normal range, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a medical condition needing treatment.

What is considered a high AST level?

Typically the range for normal AST is reported between 10 to 40 units per liter and ALT between 7 to 56 units per liter. Mild elevations are generally considered to be 2-3 times higher than the normal range. In some conditions, these enzymes can be severely elevated, in the 1000s range.

How do you find out who holds shares in a company?

  1. You may find filings of the Principals (officers and directors) on the annual returns of a UK Corporation filed with companies house, and online public access is possible.
  2. Get information about a company – GOV.UK (

How do you transfer ownership of stocks?

The owner must endorse the stock by signing it in the presence of a guarantor, which can be their bank or broker. There may also be a form on the back of the certificate, which relates to the transferring of ownership. After the certificate is complete, it will be rendered non-negotiable and becomes transferable.

How do I sell shares held by AST?

How do I sell my BCE shares?

If you don’t see yourself as an online investor and simply want a discount brokerage account to sell your BCE shares, then head to your usual bank or credit union. All major financial institutions have in-house or allied discount brokerage arms and one’s as good as another if you only want to sell your BCE holdings.

How do you transfer shares AST?

Generally, securities certificates registered in the name of trustee(s) list the name(s) of the trustee(s) on the certificate(s) as registered holders. To transfer these securities, AST requires a securities transfer form signed by the trustee(s) with a signature guarantee for each signature.

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