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10-K
10-Q
1099
52-week high
52-week low
absolute priority rule
account reconciliation
accounts payable
accounts receivable
accounts receivable turnover
accretive
accrued dividend
accumulated dividend
accumulated earnings tax
acquisition
adjustable rate preferred stock
adjusted book value
aggregate corporation
allowance for depreciation
allowance for doubtful accounts
American Stock Exchange
amortization
analyst
annual meeting
annual report
annual return
antidilutive
asset
asset acquisition
asset class
asset financing
asset/equity ratio
auditor
auditor's report
authorized shares
authorized stock
automatic reinvestment plan
average accounting return
bad debt
balance sheet
basic earnings per share
bear hug
beneficial owner
Blue Chip
Board of Directors
book value
break-even analysis
break-even point
burn rate
buy
buy and hold
buyback
callable stock
capital budget
capital gains distribution
capital stock
capital structure
capitalization
capitalization rate
capitalized interest
cash dividend
cash earnings
cash flow
cash flow statement
cash flows from financing activities
cash flows from investing activities
cash flows from operating activities
certificate of stock
certificated stock
chart
Chicago Board Options Exchange
CINS number
classified stock
close corporation plan
closed corporation
closely held
closing entry
Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures
common stock
common stock equivalent
common stock ratio
common-law voting
consolidated financial statement
constructive receipt
consumer stock
control stock
convertible preferred stock
corporate action
corporate governance
corporate stock
cost of carry
Cost Of Goods Sold
cost of sales
credit rating
cumulative dividend
cumulative preferred
cumulative voting
current assets
current income
current liabilities
current ratio
cyclical stock
deal stock
debenture stock
debt/equity ratio
declaration date
declare
defensive stock
deferred share
deficit net worth
demand rights
depreciation
diluted earnings per share
dilution
dilution of ownership
dilutive
director
disbursing agent
Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
dissolution
distribution
distribution stock
divestiture
dividend
dividend capture
dividend clientele
dividend discount model
dividend in arrears
dividend notification
dividend rate
dividend requirement
dividends payable
dividends-received deduction
donated stock
double taxation
Dow
Dow Jones Averages
Dow Jones Industrial Average
downgrade
earned surplus
Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization
Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization and Rent
earnings estimate
earnings growth
earnings multiple
Earnings per Share
earnings report
earnings surprise
earnings yield
EBIT
EBITDA
EBITDA margin
EBITDAR
EDGAR
effective par
effective tax rate
Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval
emerging market
Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
employee stock repurchase agreement
entitlements
EPS
equity
equity option
ex-all
ex-date
ex-dividend
ex-dividend date
ex-stock dividends
exceptional item
exchange
exchange ratio
expected return
extraordinary item
face value
fair market value
Financial Accounting Standards Board
financial statement
financial structure
financing flows
first preferred stock
fiscal
fiscal agent
fiscal year
fixed asset
float
Forbes 500
forced conversion
forecast
Form 10-K
Form 10-Q
Form 3
Form 4
Form 8-K
Form S-1
Fortune 500
forward P/E
forward pricing
fractional share
free cash flow
full disclosure
full stock
fully diluted earnings per share
fundamental analysis
Funds From Operations
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
goodwill
gross margin
gross profit
gross profit margin
gross sales
growth
growth stock
growth strategy
guaranteed stock
hedge
hidden asset
high
high-flyer
high-tech stock
historical data
hold
holder of record
holding company
hurdle rate
identified shares
in line
income
income statement
income stock
indicated dividend
indicated yield
industry
Initial Public Offering
inside market
insider
insider buying
insider report
insider selling
insider trading
Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984
inter-corporate dividends
interest
interest cover
interest coverage
interest expense
interim dividend
interim statement
Internal Rate of Return
inventory
investment flows
investor relations

liquid
liquidate
liquidation value
liquidity
liquidity ratio
loan stock
long-term assets
long-term debt
look-through earnings
majority shareholder
management's discussion
marginable stock
market capitalization
market value
merger
monthly statement
MRQ
multiple
Net Asset Value
net assets
net book value
net capital
net capital ratio
net capital requirement
net current assets
net earnings
net income
net margin
Net Operating Income
net operating margin
Net Present Value
net profit
net profit margin
net sales
net surplus
net worth
New York Stock Exchange
non-cash expense
non-cumulative preferred
nonledger asset
nonvoting stock
normalized earnings
note
NYSE
omitted dividend
one-share one-vote rule
operating cash flow
operating income
operating margin
operating profit
operating surplus
option
optionable stock
optional dividend
original issue stock
other current assets
other income
other long term liabilities
outstanding stock
owner of record
owner's equity
P/E ratio
par
parity
participating dividend
participating preferred
payable date
paying agent
payment date
payout
payout period
payout ratio
PEG ratio
performance
permanent capital
phantom income
playback
plow back
pooling of interests
portfolio
pre-depreciation profit
pre-tax profit margin
preemptive right
preferred stock
premium raid
pretax
price to book ratio
price to cash flow ratio
price to sales ratio
price/earnings ratio
primary earnings per share
principal shareholder
prior preferred stock
pro forma
profit
profit and loss statement
profit margin
profit warning
proportional representation
provision for income taxes
proxy
proxy statement
proxy vote
purchase acquisition
quantitative analysis
quick ratio
rating
ratio
recast earnings
recommendation
record date
redeemable shares
reinvestment
reinvestment date
reinvestment risk
Reports and Records
residual security
restricted stock
restricted surplus
retained earnings
retention rate
return of capital
Return on Assets
Return on Equity
Return on Invested Capital
Return on Investment
Return on Sales
Return on Total Assets
revenue
reverse leverage
right
ROA
ROE
ROI
S&P 500
safe harbor
second preferred stock
secondary offering
secondary stock
sector
Securities and Exchange Commission
security
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
share
share repurchase plan
shareholder
shareholder of record
shareholders' equity
shareholders' letter
shares authorized
shares outstanding
short interest
short interest ratio
SIC
sleeper
special dividend
split
Standard Industrial Classification
statement of condition
statutory voting
stock
stock bonus plan
stock buyback
stock certificate
Stock Clearing Corporation
stock consolidation
stock dividend
stock exchange
stock index
stock ledger
stock market
stock option
stock option plan
stock power
stock rating
stock screening
stock split
stock swap
stock symbol
stock ticker
stockbroker
stockholder
stockholder of record
stockholders' equity
stranded asset
summary annual report
synergy
tax
tax schedule
technical analysis
tender offer
ticker
ticker symbol
top line
total cost
total return
total return index
tracking stock
trading dividends
trailing P/E
transfer agent
Treasury Stock
trend
unappropriated profit
underlying
unissued stock
unpaid dividend
upgrade
valuation reserve
value stock
vetoing stock
visibility
volume
voting right
voting stock
whisper number
write-off
X or XD
yield
yield advantage
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