SOURCE: Personal Capital

Personal Capital

March 14, 2012 09:00 ET

How Much Are Your Stock Options Worth?

Find Out With Personal Capital's New Stock Option Tracker

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 14, 2012) - 9.3 million Americans -- 23.8% of all employees at companies with stock -- hold stock options. And the value of their stock options has skyrocketed since 2006, from 23% to 48% of their annual salary.1 Yet most employees do not understand what their options are worth.

Now, everyone can track their stock option value using Personal Capital's free service:

  • Private and Public Companies. Automatically re-prices options on listed stocks.
  • Multiple Grants. Tracks grant dates, exercise prices and vesting schedules.
  • Vested and Unvested Options. Shows historical, current and projected values.
  • What-If Scenarios. Calculates your value at future dates and hypothetical prices.
  • Graphic Visualization. Displays colorful charts for instant analysis.

"If you own stock options, it's vital to understand what they are -- and could be -- worth," said Bill Harris, CEO of Personal Capital. "Even more important, is to understand your entire financial picture, including your stock options. That's where we come in.

Personal Capital automatically tracks your entire net worth, including all your bank, brokerage and credit card accounts. And we help make sense of it all, with stock option tracking, portfolio analysis, investment checkup and more -- all free on the Web and on our new iPad app."

Stock option tracking is a benefit to employers as well as employees. Studies show increased involvement in work-level decisions among employees with stock options.1 "As a past and present CEO of tech companies, I believe in stock options as a motivation tool. So I want every employee to understand the value -- and potential value -- of their options," said Harris. "If they don't, we're wasting equity -- our most precious asset."

Visit PersonalCapital.com/StockOptions. Or, download Personal Capital's free iPad app at the iPad App Store.

About Personal Capital

Developed by a team of high-tech and finance veterans, Personal Capital combines technology with personal service to create an entirely new way to manage your money -- all of your money, at all your banks and brokers. Our free service effortlessly gathers all your financial data in one place, and helps you take control of your financial life. Our premiere service provides the kind of sophisticated and hyper-personalized wealth management formerly reserved for multi-millionaires. To learn more, please visit PersonalCapital.com or call 855-855-8005.

1 2010 General Social Survey, one of the largest national surveys on work and other issues, a project of the National Opinion Research Center, designed by Douglas Kruse and Joseph Blasi of Rutgers University and Richard Freeman of Harvard University for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

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