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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.
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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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Cypress defines Distributable Cash Flow as Adjusted EBITDA attributable to limited partners less cash interest paid, cash income taxes paid, maintenance capital expenditures, and cash distributions on preferred equity.
Xinyi Energy intends to adopt a high dividend payout policy which declare and distribute interim and final distributions in each year of not less than 90% of the distributable Income, with intent to distribute 100% of the distributable Income in respect of each year.
Distributable cash flow decreased by $4 million in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016 primarily due to the net effect of:
After the closing of the Transaction on 1 November 2016, if the distributable free cash flow generated by the Rustenburg Operations is negative in 2016, 2017 or 2018, there will be a downwards adjustment to the Upfront Proceeds received up to ZAR 267m per annum, or a lesser amount required to reduce any negative distributable free cash flow to zero.
o BGC anticipated distributable earnings revenues to increase by between approximately 33 percent and 41 percent and to be between USD685 million to USD725 million, compared with USD515.5 million.
Legislation currently bans the firm from paying dividends something it is banned from doing at the moment as it has negative distributable reserves.
Profit distributable to partners for 2015 was PS593 million, compared with PS554 million in 2014.
Terms used to identify non-GAAP financial measures may include "pro forma earnings", "cash earnings", "free cash flow", "distributable cash", "EBITDA", "adjusted earnings", and "earnings before non-recurring items." These terms generally lack standard meanings.
The company's CEO, Richard Daly said that the company made its first distributable profit, amounting to $2 billion, in the year ended March 31.
The board set the payout starting from 2013 at no less than 50% of distributable net income, and also said that the company might consider buybacks.
Part II contains a comprehensive example that illustrates various aspects of fiduciary accounting and how the corresponding distributable net income (DNI) allocations affect the net distribution amounts to the foreign beneficiaries.

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