Profit Warning


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Profit Warning

An informal announcement by a publicly-traded company that its earnings for a given quarter or year will be less than expected. This is done to price out the company's share price and avoid a sell-off or other volatility when the earnings are actually announced.
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Moreover, Firth (34), Francoeur, et al (35), Alves, et al (36), and Tse and Tucker (37) report results indicating reaction to profit warning depends on firm-specific factors.
Meanwhile, UK plcs as a whole saw no respite in the first quarter of 2008 as profit warnings reached 114, the highest first quarter figure since 2001 and up 11% from Q1 2007.
The rise in profit warnings exposes the struggles of many companies in the region to adapt and read the challenges of the new economy.
Profit warnings rose sharply in Yorkshire and the North East in Q1 2013, compared to a 16% fall in the whole of the UK.
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The West Midlands followed the national trend as 81 profit warnings were made in Q4 2017, up from 75 in Q3 and 11 per cent higher than the same quarter of 2016.
PROFIT warnings in the North East and Yorkshire increased by 17% in 2017, a new report says.
PRICING pressures and higher costs have contributed to a rise in the number of profit warnings issued by listed companies in Yorkshire.
FEWER listed companies in the Midlands issued profit warnings in the second quarter of this year, according to new research.