Company Stock Down, But Not Out


“Stop drop lawsuits and a lack of interest among retirement plan participants in their company’s—or others’—stock offerings have resulted in fewer retirement plan sponsors offering company stock options to their participants, industry experts say. The number of plans actively offering company stock to participants continued its decline from 10% in 2011 to 8% in 2020, according to Vanguard’s “How America Saves 2021” report. As a result, as of year-end 2020, only 3% of all Vanguard participants held concentrated company stock positions, down from 9% at year-end 2011.”