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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 system also offers the ability for signallers to send out text messages and pre-recorded broadcasts to drivers to warn them about situations, such as bad weather, as they enter a specific area.
Signaller Bland's Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Justin Hodges, said: "SignallerWayne Bland was a superb soldier, full of character and a highly popular member of 16 Signal Regiment.
Sgt John Binks, who was based on the camp, said after Signaller Sartorius-Jones's death they discovered a piece of equipment had gone missing and had been replaced with an identical piece of kit which had a different serial number.
All were treated at a military hospital where 21-year-old Signaller Bland died from his injuries.
EACH battalion was now supposed to have thirty-two signallers, and a new signalling lamp called the Lucas Lamp was introduced which could be used by day or night.
The attendant had made several calls to signallers in Machynlleth seeking permission to cross the tracks but no call was made after a train passed eastwards at 11.
His colleague Signaller Luke Duckron (above, with Lea), 23, added: "People like seeing us out and about.
Signaller Sartorius-Jones, a married father of one, died at a Nato patrol base in the Nahre Saraj district of Helmand Province last Tuesday.
Signaller Sartorius-Jones left his wife Kellyanne, eight-month-old son Dylan, parents Robert and Amanda and brother Alan.
Thousands of maintenance workers, signallers and supervisors are now planning to walk out from April 6 to 9.
Signaller Bland, a Leeds United fan, was due to return home on leave within weeks.
Previously, a spokeswoman said: 'Following implementation, the signaller at Port Talbot will be required to confirm the crossing is clear before trains are permitted to use the crossing.