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Earnings per Share

In a given fiscal year, a publicly-traded company's profit divided by the number of shares outstanding. This is considered the single most important aspect in determining a share's price and value, because the calculation of earnings per share shows the amount of money to which a shareholder would be entitled in the event of the company's liquidation. In general, earnings per share applies only to common shares. It is calculated thusly:

Earnings per share = (Net income - Preferred dividends) / Average shares outstanding.


Earnings per share (EPS).

Earnings per share (EPS) is calculated by dividing a company's total earnings by the number of outstanding shares.

For example, if a company earns $100 million in a year and has 50 million outstanding shares, the earnings per share are $2.

Earnings per share can also be calculated on a fully diluted basis, by adding outstanding stock options, rights, and warrants to the outstanding shares.

The results report what EPS would be if all of those options, rights, and warrants were exercised and the company had to issue more shares to meet its obligations.

Earnings and other financial measures are provided on a per share basis to make it easier for you to analyze the information and compare the results to those of other investments.

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Commonly Observed Adverse Reactions: The most common adverse reactions (incidence [greater than or equal to] 5%, in either dose group, and at least twice the rate of placebo) in patients treated with LATUDA were akathisia, extrapyramidal symptoms, somnolence, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and anxiety.
Children and adolescents may be particularly vulnerable to antipsychotic adverse effects, including extrapyramidal symptoms, sedation, weight gain, and prolactin elevation.
Weight gain, drowsiness, extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) and dyskinesias, and increased prolactin levels are the most concerning side effects.
Commonly Observed Adverse Beactions: The most common adverse reactions (incidence [greater than or equal to] 5% and at least twice the rate of placebo) in patients treated with LATUDA were somnolence, akathisia, extrapyramidal symptoms, and nausea.
After three months of treatment her symptoms were completely under control so her maintenance dosage was reduced to olanzapine 15 mg/d and her trihexphenidyl was subsequently stopped because her extrapyramidal symptoms had disappeared.
29, 2008, identified 69 cases of neonatal extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) or withdrawal associated with different antipsychotics, with symptoms that varied in severity.
The rate of extrapyramidal symptoms was 24% among those on ziprasidone, compared with almost 8% among placebo.
Extrapyramidal side effects were rated using the rating scale for extrapyramidal symptoms (ESRS) (18) and the abnormal involuntary movement scale (AIMS) (19).
Antipsychotics work primarily by blocking dopamine neurotransmission in the brain, but dopamine blockade is also related to side effects called extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS).
5 mg) are useful but have side effects including se dation, hyperprolactinemia, type 2 diabetes, and extrapyramidal symptoms.

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