quiet period


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Quiet period

Time period an issuer is "in registration" with the SEC and may not promote its forthcoming issue.

Quiet Period

1. A time during which the issuer is not allowed to promote a new issue. The quiet period begins on the filing date when the issuer registers the security with the SEC and ends 25 days after the security is actually issued.

2. A time during which a company's employees may not change the portfolios of their retirement plans. This usually occurs when the company sponsoring the plans is making some administrative changes. It is more commonly called a lockdown.

quiet period

1. The period of time during which a security issue is in registration and the issuer is not permitted to promote the issue. The quiet period begins during the filing period and ends 25 days after the security begins trading.
2. See lockdown.
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The agitation thrilling through the country and army in consequence of this news was so great, that private matters were little heeded: and hence probably George Osborne, just gazetted to his company, busy with preparations for the march, which must come inevitably, and panting for further promotion--was not so much affected by other incidents which would have interested him at a more quiet period.
This quiet period will extend until fiscal fourth quarter and full-year 2016 earnings are released on October 24, 2016.
Only two of the 50 did not have any quiet period preceding the explosion.
Wilkinson Barker Knauer's David Oxenford says the quiet period extends from when applications are filed expressing an intent to take part in the auction until the end when the FCC announces final results.
However, that quiet period is seen to be reducing as the appeal of Dubai as a destination increases.
MANY businesses have their year end at December 31, the theory being that by avoiding the tax year end rush in April and picking a so-called quiet period, there would be more time to prepare accounts and statutory returns.
The quiet period is designed to prevent company executives from over-hyping their stock.
She faces some potentially tricky early matches against Jelena Jankovic then either Mona Barthel or Urszula Radwanska then possibly Vera Zvonareva, who is rediscovering her touch after a quiet period.
The post-IPO period is commonly portioned into three phases: the quiet period (25 days), the lockout period (26 days to 6 months) and the post-lockout period (6 months to 12 months).
We've had a relatively quiet period of space weather.
The comments on the pricing of GM stock appeared to violate the quiet period that the automaker has imposed to comply with US securities regulations in advance of the IPO.
The significance of the quiet period for IPOs was illustrated in a study of IPOs during the period 1996-2000.