Profit Warning

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Profit Warning

An informal announcement by a publicly-traded company that its earnings for a given quarter or year will be less than expected. This is done to price out the company's share price and avoid a sell-off or other volatility when the earnings are actually announced.
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His expression was pleading rather than ferocious, nor did he bare his great tusks or utter his fearful guttural warnings.
The magic flower was ringing its soft warning, but she paid no heed to anything, save her own troubled thoughts; thus she sat, when suddenly a low voice whispered in her ear,--
All the same, we're warning the whole coast, and our gun-stations will be served all night.
And even he could not repress a start and an involuntary bristling of hair along his back when she suddenly leaped, without warning, straight up in the air, at the same time emitting a long and most terrible squall.
Let me give you one word of warning," he said, as we parted.
Jupiter, after warning him that he would repent his request, caused him to be sold to a tile-maker.
He passed me, within an arm's length, lifted his right forefinger, as in warning, and without a word went on out of the room, though I observed his exit no more than I had observed his entrance.
But straightways we saw divers of the people, with bastons in their hands, as it were forbidding us to land; yet without any cries or fierceness, but only as warning us off by signs that they made.
Without warning I was attacked by this man; and badly beaten.
Again Teeka drew back her upper lip in a warning snarl.
Dawn was breaking when, without any warning whatsoever, Pinocchio found his path barred by a deep pool full of water the color of muddy coffee.
Out of love alone shall my contempt and my warning bird take wing; but not out of the swamp