Materiality


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Materiality

The importance of an event or information in influencing a company's stock price. Companies must report any material events within one month by filing SEC form 8-K.

Materiality

The relevance of information that may cause a security's price to increase or decrease. Companies must report material information to the SEC and, by extension to the public, in order to promote transparency and efficiency in the market.

materiality

see ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES.
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Both the First and Sixth Circuit tests first determine whether the violation satisfies the Giglio materiality standard, and second determine whether the violation is harmless error under Brecht.
114) The materiality standard for the knowing use of perjured testimony (whether the false testimony could reasonably be said to have impacted the judgment of the jury) is more "friendly" to the petitioner than is the Breeht harmless error standard (whether the perjured testimony in fact had a substantial and injurious effect or influence on the jury's verdict).
The presence of above-mentioned limitations unavoidably necessitates paying attention to the applied precision to prepare the information and the significance of revealing such information, that is, the concept of materiality in accounting.
The accounting standards necessitate audition to be planned and performed in a manner that it assures the absence of any mistakes or deviations related to the concept of materiality in the financial statements.
C, the exclusive application of the quantitative materiality (such as 5 % of the profit) is groundless in the accounting or legal literature.
Finally, some courts espouse the view that "[b]ecause in an efficient market 'the concept of materiality translates into information that alters the price of the firm's stock,' if a company's disclosure of information has no effect on stock prices, 'it follows that the information disclosed .
judgments about materiality are made in light of surrounding circumstances and are affected by the size or nature of a misstatement, or a combination of both.
A few features that may be significant for materiality are:
Clements examined whether accounting professionals would whistleblow internally for three scenarios with increasing materiality levels.
Sub : Determining materiality of an event or information for making disclosures to stock exchange(s)
The GEMI Quick Guide on Materiality is designed to help corporations: understand materiality and its relationship to sustainability; recognize the importance of materiality in defining an appropriate sustainability strategy; and learn what factors to consider when undertaking a materiality assessment.
The pair then duelled for the remainder, Materiality edging right entering the final furlong under John Velazquez before holding on in gritty fashion to win by a length and a half.