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Write

Sell an option. Applies to derivative products.

Write

To originate and sell an option contract. The writer of an option contract must sell (in a call) or buy (in a put) the underlying asset of the contract if the holder exercises the option.
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Other Write-Downs - Effective June 30, NHI additionally wrote down asset values on its mortgage notes secured by nine long-term care facilities owned by Lenox HealthCare ($3.
The Company also took a more conservative attitude to its investment portfolio and wrote down or discontinued certain investments.
NRG wrote down its investment in an Indonesian project and established a reserve for other potential write-downs, reducing earnings by 10 cents per share in the third quarter of 1998.
During the three month period ended June 30, 1998, the Company wrote down its oil and gas properties in the Sylvan Lake project in Alberta, Canada by an additional $100,000 ($900,000 for the six month period ended June 30, 1998) as a result of a decline of heavy oil prices and the application of the quarterly full cost ceiling test.
Just last week, The Money Store also wrote down its sub-prime auto excess servicing.