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Point

The smallest unit of price change quoted, or one one-hundredth of a percent. Related: Minimum price fluctuation and tick.

Point

A way of conceptualizing price changes in the trading of securities. For stocks, a point corresponds to $1, while for bonds it indicates a 1% change relative to the face value. For example, if one states that GE rose two points on Thursday, this means that it rose $2. See also: Tick.

point

A change in the value of a security or a security index or average. For common and preferred stocks a point represents a change of $1. For bonds a point represents a 1% change in face value. For example, a one-point decline in a $1,000 principal amount bond translates to a $10 decline in price. For stock averages and indexes a point represents a unit of movement and is best interpreted as a percent of the beginning value. For example, a 100-point decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average that started the day at 10,000 represents a 1% fall in the average.
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Dunwoody also warned that air capacity, especially in south-east England, had reached saturation point, and suggested that at least one extra runway was needed in the region.
market is thought to be close to its saturation point for steel castings.
But regardless of the type of pad used, all pads--pulp and polymer--have a saturation point that must be determined for each resident.
Most recently, the two reported in the June 16 NATURE that some pond-snail nerve cells were more sensitive to anesthesia than others, and that this sensitivity reached a saturation point at a low level.
The forecourt retailing market within Western Europe is reaching saturation point and hypermarkets remain a continued threat for fuel retailers.
She adds: "We are already at saturation point in the village with two betting shops next door to one another.
The above said, the suburb has more than its share of eateries now and even I would say we've reached saturation point on the pubs front.
The film is well made and acted although after Mesrine, the recent Carlos the Jackal film and the Mafia-themed Gomorra, this is one sub genre that's fast reaching saturation point.
THE city's flats market reached saturation point long ago, and yet still all these "luxury apartments" are being built.
2 million customers, has suffered from a fall in profits as competition increases and the UK market reaches saturation point.
Cynthia Pulsford, of Cathays Terrace, told the committee, at City Hall, Cardiff: 'The amount of flats in Cathays is getting to saturation point now and it needs to be stopped.
Pubs and clubs sited next to a North East World Heritage site have reached saturation point, an MP has been told.