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APS

Auction Preferred Stock. A type of Dutch Auction Preferred Stock (Goldman Sachs product).

Auction Preferred Stock

A preferred stock with an adjustable dividend that changes every seven weeks according to the results of a Dutch auction. Every preferred stock has a guaranteed dividend; an auction market preferred stock is distinguished by the fact that the amount of its dividends changes from time to time. An auction market preferred stock is beneficial for some investors because the auction reveals the current market yield every seven weeks, which helps in investment decisions on whether to buy, sell, or hold. It is also called an auction rate preferred stock or a Dutch auction preferred stock.
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It is being crafted based on feedback from the successful 2003 APS meeting in Cleveland.
De Michele said APS remains committed to continuous improvement and will become more customer-focused while further reducing its costs.
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APS markets a patent-pending software product called APS CHECKS that allows organizations to accept check payments over the telephone.
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APS will exchange approximately 450,000 shares of common stock for all the shares of Premier.
APS was selected by these customers to deliver stand alone and integrated programs that include health and wellness, disease management, utilization management, behavioral healthcare, EAP and work/life services.