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Diversified Company

A company that operates and/or invests in several different business sectors. A diversified company exists to reduce unsystematic risk; that is, when one industry is doing poorly, a diversified company may still do well if its other industries are performing well. As a result, stock in a diversified company is generally more stable than the average stock. See also: Conglomerate merger.

diversified company

A company engaged in varied business operations not directly related to one another. A diversified company is less likely to suffer either a collapse or a spectacular gain in earnings compared with a firm concentrating its operations in a single business. Likewise, the stock of a diversified company is unlikely to bring extraordinarily large gains or losses to its shareholders.
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The purchase marks the latest large transaction by a real estate investment trust, or REIT, as they look to expand their portfolios quickly to take advantage of the premium investors are paying for fast-growing, diversified companies.
The majority of diversified companies demonstrate solid credit metrics within their respective rating categories, largely reflecting the impact of favorable economic conditions in recent years.
While Fitch believes the operating performance of the global diversified companies has been stable due to their diverse revenue sources and substantial FCF, which gives them 'lead time' in a rapidly changing landscape; there is also a negative bias to the ratings, as management teams may continue to become even more shareholder friendly regarding capital structure decisions.
The Company's principal direct subsidiaries include Pulte Diversified Companies, Inc.
upstream oil and gas investment in 2003, accounting for two thirds of capital outlays, while Integrated and Diversified companies continued to migrate capital overseas, according to the annual research analysis of John S.
We are pleased to add to our board someone with Michael's operational experience in running strategic and corporate development functions at both large and small diversified companies.
Diamond also serves as Chairman of True North Diversified Companies, a division of True North Communications (NYSE:TNO), a global marketing firm with revenues in excess of $1.
Umberto Quadrino, who was also co-chairman, left the company to become executive vice president of the Fiat Group with responsibility for Fiat's automotive components and industrial diversified companies in Turin, Italy, while Pei-yuan Chia, former vice chairman, Citicorp and Citibank, N.
True North has three major advertising agencies -- Foote, Cone & Belding Worldwide and Bozell Worldwide, both global, and Temerlin McClain, a strong national agency -- and a Diversified Companies group.
In addition to further expanding FCB's leadership positions in key international markets, True North said that it will continue to build its Diversified Companies brands with a focus on making BSMG Worldwide and Marketing Drive Worldwide global leaders in public relations and marketing services, respectively.
True North has three major advertising agencies - Foote, Cone & Belding Worldwide and Bozell Worldwide, both global, and Temerlin McClain, a strong national agency - and a Diversified Companies group.
Clarke remarked, "While the Diversified companies have generally different characteristics than our core group, they benefit from having a high degree of positive cash flow.

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