Conference Call

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Conference Call

A telephone call in which there are more than two participants. In investing, a publicly-traded company schedules conference calls where any analyst following that company may hear about its recent happenings. That is, a company executive speaks on a conference call and attempts to present information, such as quarterly earnings or a merger, in the best possible light for analysts. The SEC requires companies to schedule conference calls in advance and to allow as many analysts as possible to listen in on them.
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The time of the call has been adjusted to avoid scheduling conflicts with other companies conducting conference calls on the same day.
A survey of 500 publicly owned companies indicated that 83 percent of those interviewed conducted investor conference calls in 2002, while only 72 percent reported conducting conference calls in a similar survey in 2000.
A NIRI survey conducted in August 2001 shows that almost all companies (92%) that are conducting conference calls are webcasting them for full access to the media and interested individual investors.