Margin security

Margin security

A security that may be bought or sold in a margin account as defined in Regulation T.

Margin Security

A security that one has purchased or sold on a margin account. A margin account is a brokerage account in which the brokerage lends the account holder money, which the account holder then uses to buy securities. Thus, a margin security is one that an investor buys with borrowed money. The fact that an investor is able to do this opens up investment opportunities that he/she might not otherwise be able to afford. More importantly, however, a margin security increases the possibility of a higher return and the risk of more losses. Margin securities are governed by Regulation T. See also: Margin call, Maintenance.
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Libertex provides a traditional opportunity to invest sums that exceed a user's book value, but relieves the investors from complicated calculations of margin security.
Moreover, the common stock may become more illiquid once it is no longer traded on the NYSE, and may no longer be a margin security, which could negatively impact market prices for the common stock and make it more difficult for GFI stockholders to sell their shares.
They have achieved greater engineering throughput, higher sales win rates, better margin security, shorter lead times and lower costs," said Chuck Grindstaff, executive vice president of Products and chief technology officer of Siemens PLM Software.
In terms of our sales, for the second quarter 2007, our higher margin security and entertainment products increased 64% primarily due to an increase in our home audio business and constituted approximately 69% of our overall sales compared with 48% in 2006," commented James E.
Additionally, we further improved gross margin primarily as a result of a favorable mix of new products as well as our higher margin security surveillance products," stated Hiro Kozato, President and Chief Executive Officer of Techwell, Inc.
In 2007, we expect our higher margin security and entertainment business to increase to approximately 65% of total sales, improving our overall gross margin in excess of 300 basis points.
However, instead of the entire installation package, Best Buy only used Powell to install low margin security wiring and gave all the profitable low voltage installation work to a Minnesota-based integrator.
Component products segment profit increased due to the favorable impact of CompX's continued focus on reducing costs across all segments and a favorable change in product mix resulting from increases in sales of certain higher margin security products.
We expect the RuleStream system to increase bid and win rates, improve margin security through more accurate cost estimation, and enhance customer responsiveness and satisfaction.
With the continued growth in laptop sales, retailers are constantly looking for new and innovative high- margin security products like LoJack for Laptops.
As margin security against these contracts, the Company placed $132,500 into secured term deposits, which mature on a monthly basis in line with the contracts.
As margin security against these Contracts, the Company placed $1,196,000 into secured term deposits, which mature on a monthly basis in line with the Contracts.