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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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.
It should include what means of communicating (traditional and social) the company intends to use for the purposes of disclosing material news. Once it determines these methods, it should publicly announce them in a filing with the SEC (in either Form 8-K or 10-K).
Then in April, CCNMatthews--one of Canada's leading newswires--acquired Market Wire, a full-service distributor of company news releases and material news in the United States to form the full-service newswire with the largest media distribution footprint in all of North America.
Market Wire, a newswire in North America that distributes company press releases and material news, will be the SPJ Speakers Bureau's first client and the first to present SPJ's new Journalism Education Series.
Analysts described first quarter sales figures from the group as strong but said there was no material news to drive upgrades and prevent investors from engaging in a bout of profit-taking yesterday.
Then there's the Securities and Exchange Commission's Regulation FD (for "fair disclosure"), which states that companies can't share "material news" selectively--that is, with a small group of analysts or institutional investors.
The case marked the first time the SEC had ruled that simply confirming, rather than revising, earnings guidance amounted to "material news"--the CEO ran afoul of Reg FD by saying nothing had changed--and the first time an IR professional was included in the enforcement action, for not stepping in.
In the stock market, the Securities and Exchange Commission requires public companies to disclose material news, but municipalities are exempt.
www.arcat.com/index.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.
Public companies are legally required to provide a widely disseminated report on news or developments that are viewed as "material." 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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