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Fifth letter of a Nasdaq stock symbol specifying Class A shares.

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1. A symbol appearing next to a stock listed on NASDAQ indicating that the stock is a class A share. All NASDAQ listings use a four-letter abbreviation; if an "A" follows the abbreviation, this indicates that the security being traded is class A. Publicly-traded companies sometimes issue common shares of different classes, which usually affects the shares' voting rights. Class A shares usually, but not always, carry more voting rights than class B shares.

2. Indicating a class of mutual fund with a front-end load. In this case, a certain amount of one's investment is deducted for the mutual fund's salesperson's commission. This lowers the size of the investment in the mutual fund. For example, if one invests $50,000 in a mutual fund, a certain amount, say $1,000, is deducted for the commission, resulting in an investment of only $49,000 in the fund.

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An upper-medium grade assigned to a debt obligation by a rating agency to indicate a strong capacity to pay interest and repay principal. This capacity is susceptible to impairment in the event of adverse developments.

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1. Used in the dividend column of stock transaction tables in newspapers to indicate a cash payment in addition to regular dividends during the year: 2.75a.
2. Used in money market mutual fund transaction tables in newspapers to indicate a yield that may include capital gains and losses as well as current interest: AmCap Reserv a.
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1995) determined that the structures of both PbTx-1 and PbTx-2 are relatively linear with a bend approximately mid-molecule, possess a lactone functionality in the A-ring, have a strictly rigid region in the terminal four rings, possess a side chain allowing modest modification at the molecules' termini, and have a spacer region that separates the rigid region from the A-ring lactone.
1995) described a brevetoxin PbTx-2 molecule believed to be composed of three distinct segments: a relatively rigid fourring H-K ring system, an A-ring lactone, and a B-G ring region with limited flexibility.
The intact A-ring lactone modulates both inactivation activity and mean open time in single-channel patch-clamp experiments (Jeglitsch et al.
Multiple lines of evidence indicate that a substituted phenyl ring, denoted the A-ring in Figure 1, is an essential structural feature in that it acts as an anchor to the molecular recognition site of AR and ER receptors (Anstead et al.
Likewise, for 17[beta]-estradiol (Figure 2), the 3-OH group of the A-ring and the C17[beta] hydroxylic oxygen of the D-ring both act as anchoring elements and H-bond donors within ER[alpha] (Brzozowski et al.
Shortly aftter it's squeezed from the fruit, the juice undergoes a chemical reaction that converts limonoate A-ring lactone into limonin, a bitter compound.