material information


Information which would be likely to affect a stock's price once it becomes known to the public. Examples include a takeover, a divestiture, significant management changes, and new product introductions. also called material news.

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He was investigated after it was suspected that he had leaked material information about the upcoming takeover to the press.

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If the material information provided by management at CostCo had been correct, many people in the United States could have avoided financial turmoil.

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Twitter experienced an unfortunate leak of material information yesterday as earnings were prematurely released and the stock price went through the floor.

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