guidance

Definition

Information, usually provided by a company director, about the company's outlook, especially in terms of earnings. Guidance can be positive or negative, and is watched very closely by analysts and investors since it is often a strong indicator of that company's future performance.

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With the proper guidance, we knew that they would be able to overcome the pit they had fallen into recently.

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Jimmy got into some trouble at school, Mr. Webber was there to give him guidance so he could get back on track.

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The guidance provided from the top was especially useful to the young people working on the bottom of the company.

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