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1. A situation in which a security's or market's trading volume is higher on a given trading day than the previous trading day without any price appreciation. This is taken as an indicator that the security or market has hit its highest price and will soon decline.

2. The payment of the assets in an IRA or other retirement account to the account holder or his/her beneficiary. Distributions usually begin after retirement, but may begin before with the payment of applicable penalties.

3. A dividend paid to a company's or mutual fund's shareholders.

4. An institution's consistent sale of a single security over a long period of time as opposed to all at once. This is done to avoid causing fluctuations in price. See also: Accumulation.


To sell a relatively large amount of stock in a firm during a given period. For example, a mutual fund may liquidate a position in a security over a period of days or weeks so as not to drive down the market price of the security. Compare accumulate.
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o BGC anticipated its effective tax rate for distributable earnings to remain approximately 15 percent.
Since the valuation of income trusts, collectively worth more than $200 billion at their peak, relies significantly on distributable cash, our results suggest that unaudited non-GAAP performance measures can play an important role in capital markets.
Whilst entitlements will be determined on the record date, holding statements will be issued to those entitled to be issued with Distributable Shares only after both approvals detailed above have been obtained.
The partnership retained approximately $7 million of distributable cash flow in the second quarter of 2010, and $13 million for the first six months of 2010, which can be used to fund growth capital projects and reduce debt.
Thus, a New York trustee is permitted to include capital gains in the distributable net income of a unitrust beneficiary, depending on three factors.
The new group will see its distributable reserves jump from pounds 1 billion as of March to pounds 3.
When a private foundation continually makes qualifying distributions in excess of its distributable amounts without using the carryover in some manner, it loses an important tax benefit.
75-223, the proceeds attributable to the D and C businesses of F-Sub (as a result of the deemed sale by Target of F-Sub stock) were not distributable in partial liquidation and were retained by Parent.
Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be $80 - $83 million and distributable cash flow is expected to be $61 - $64 million.
Dominion Midstream uses Adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow as the primary performance measurements of its earnings and results for public communications with analysts and investors.
Talking to Geo News the Federal Minister said share of the distributable revenues to be assigned for federation and the provinces would be determined in the NFC Award meeting and the federation would play a positive role in this connection.
The partnership has generated distributable cash flow of USD29.

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