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Windfall

A sudden, unexpected profit or gain. A windfall may occur, for example, after a company announces an earnings surprise and its stock consequently jumps significantly. Companies may also experience windfall when demand for their products skyrockets; for example, an umbrella manufacturer may see windfall during an especially rainy year. See also: Windfall shares, Windfall tax.

windfall

An unexpected profit or gain. An investor holding a stock that increases greatly in price because of an unexpected takeover offer receives a windfall.
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It remains to be seen what effect the proposed Windfall taxes will have on future investment in the mining industry which contributed 10% to the country's GDP in 2009.
Mr Woodley said a windfall tax, and higher taxes on those able to afford them, would help Labour draw "clear red lines" in the run up to the general election.
But Chancellor Alistair Darling cautioned against a windfall tax yesterday, saying the Government's ambitions to invest in green energy and alternatives to oil and gas depended on "continuous investment over many years" from the power companies.
Opponents warn firms could merely pass on costs to customers if hit with a windfall tax - making things worse for struggling families.
But the Times said there was growing tension within the government over a windfall tax, with Business Secretary John Hutton leading the campaign against such a tax.
A Downing Street source said: "The idea of windfall tax is being kicked around at the moment.
UK power companies stand to gain windfall profits of billions of pounds from Europe's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), according to a new report.
Councillor Eric Collins, leader of the minority Labour Group on Solihull Council, said today: "This unexpected windfall could go towards helping to replace some of the cuts made in social services, public works and education expenditure.
This is because it results in recording windfall tax benefits to APIC sooner than the with-and-without approach and thus provides a larger pool to offset future shortfalls.
The BUSD also will enjoy a windfall from Sacramento -- an estimated $4 million for the 15,000-student district.