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Signal

To convey information through a firm's actions. The more costly it is to provide a signal, the more credibility it has. For example, to call a press conference and tell everyone that the firm's prospects have improved is less effective than saying the same thing and raising the dividend.

Signal

An indication of a company's health and/or actions. Signaling a certain state or action may cause a company's stock to rise or fall in price. Generally speaking, the more money a signal costs a company to make, the stronger the signal is thought to be. For example, a company may make a statement indicating financial distress, but reducing its dividends is thought to be a stronger signal.

signal

To provide information to. For example, an unexpected dividend increase may signal investors that a firm's directors are more optimistic about future profits than previously thought. Likewise, the announcement of a new equity issue may signal investors that directors consider a firm's stock to be fully valued.
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The accelerating adoption of smart phones and wireless-enabled tablets is driving demand for strong, reliable cellular signals in office buildings' devices.
99, making it the lowest-priced and best value cellular signal amplifier for spaces up to 80,000 square feet.
com), a leading maker of cellular signal boosters, announced the company's High Power Direct Connect booster was awarded the 2012 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award.
org is a place where people who rely on cellular signal boosters to improve their cellular voice or data service can share stories on how boosters have improved their quality of life, allowed public safety to better serve the public and bettered industrial users' ability to monitor and control remote data devices.
com), manufacturer of North America's top-selling line of cellular signal boosters, will exhibit the company's product solutions for eliminating cellular service gaps and extending coverage at CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas May 21-23.
East Coast in 2011, one vessel equipped with a Wilson cellular signal booster sought refuge off Compass Cay in the Bahamas.
As the department researched the feasibility of implementing the MDCP, field testing confirmed that the cellular signal in many areas of the county was too weak to allow in-vehicle modems to reliably connect with the department's computer system, Hunt said.
com), North America's leading manufacturer of cellular signal boosters, was recently honored by several state and industry organizations for excellence in product innovation, workplace safety and marketing campaigns.
based manufacturer and the undisputed leader in the design and production of cellular signal boosting equipment that works to support the integrity of cellular networks, is poised to submit equipment compliant with the new technical requirements as soon as the FCC sets up the procedure for signal booster certification.
The patent was awarded for Wilson's product designs that incorporate a cell phone cradle, cellular signal booster, and antenna into a single unit.
28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With an increased emphasis on M2M, Wilson Electronics, North America's leading maker of cellular signal boosters, has announced the appointment of Broc Jenkins to the position of Business Development Manager, M2M.
Award-Winning Mobile Device Reduces Dropped Calls and 'Dead Zones,' While Speeding Data Transfer Rates and Extending Connection Range in Weak Cellular Signal Areas

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