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depressed

Of or relating to a security, product, or market in which demand is weak and price continues to decline.
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Furthermore, the complaint alleges that the defendants sought to depress the share price of the stock, such that they could take the company private at an artificially low price, by engaging in a series of actions to both frighten investors as well as reduce the reported profitability of the business.
When the Dirks' initial offer was ultimately rejected by shareholders, they redoubled their efforts to depress the stock price and demoralize shareholders such that they would accept a second lowball offer by: (a) replacing two board members with close business associates of the Dirks; (b) changing auditors yet again; (c) issuing unwarranted negative guidance about the Company's future prospects; and (d) once the second lowball offer was made, hiring an unqualified firm to render a flawed and deficient fairness opinion.
economy might depress consumers' appetite for savings-oriented life contracts.