Material News


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Material News

Information likely to affect a stock's price. Examples include mergers and acquisitions, information on earnings over the most recent quarter or year, or announcements of regulatory changes. If material news is particularly good or bad, it can cause large fluctuations in the stock's price, increasing its volatility. For this reason, publicly-traded companies usually hint about what material news will say before they actually announce it. This allows the market to absorb the information gradually so as to reduce pressure for volatility. Material news is also called material information. See also: Priced out.
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In a statement to the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), the company said with regards to the increase in the company's share price, there are no material news, whether operational or technical, which can affect the prices, that have not been disclosed to the market.
If I choose to follow Reed Hastings' personal Facebook page--which was one of the channels indicated--to learn about material news coming from Netflix, then if the news isn't there, I will not know about it and hence I am in an unequal position as compared to others who might have been paying attention to the investor page of the company's website.
In the stock market, the Securities and Exchange Commission requires public companies to disclose material news, but municipalities are exempt.
cfm A well-organized site that offers quick and easy access to 300,000 pages of building material news, manufacturers and their Web sites, associations, and CAD details.
8125 on Wednesday, and Nasdaq halted trading on Thursday to let the market absorb material news about the firm.
Material news, regardless of whether it's positive or negative, is information that can have an impact on the price of the stock.

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