Signal


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Signal: Analog signal

Signal

To convey information through a firm's actions. The more costly it is to provide a signal, the more credibility it has. For example, to call a press conference and tell everyone that the firm's prospects have improved is less effective than saying the same thing and raising the dividend.

Signal

An indication of a company's health and/or actions. Signaling a certain state or action may cause a company's stock to rise or fall in price. Generally speaking, the more money a signal costs a company to make, the stronger the signal is thought to be. For example, a company may make a statement indicating financial distress, but reducing its dividends is thought to be a stronger signal.

signal

To provide information to. For example, an unexpected dividend increase may signal investors that a firm's directors are more optimistic about future profits than previously thought. Likewise, the announcement of a new equity issue may signal investors that directors consider a firm's stock to be fully valued.
References in periodicals archive ?
The new signals make the trains more reliable and can accommodate more trains on the rails.
This is the best time to be a part of the Signal Regiment.
These signals are generally differential types such as bus interfaces up to 5 MHz or analogue signals such as 0/4-20 mA or 0/2-10 V Both types - two-channel types for differential signals and four-channel types for signals with common reference potential - can transmit nominal 24 V DC and up to 0.5 A.
* Users receive free daily stock & forex trading signals. Powerful stock & forex signals give users the best trading opportunities.
This subsection is divided in two main parts; the experimental set up and the signal processing techniques.
Product of signals is used for signal level calculation and envelope detection.
Thanks to lack of action on part of Traffic Police, non-use of about 175 traffic signals on busy Karachi roads has, over time, become a serious problem for commuters.
It takes two transmission lines to transport a differential signal. We call the combination of the two transmission lines a differential pair.
The key to both of these problems is that one desires to know what portion of any given composite spectral signal contains our unknown chemical species fingerprint or device signature.
Aeroflex Inc, a supplier of high technology solutions to the aerospace, defence and broadband communication markets, has introduced Signal Safari v7.0, the latest release of its Signal Safari software.
For efficient application of the wavelet theory in signal processing it was necessary to simplify the calculations and allow the adaptivity to be introduced into the transform.
Articles here cover basic research on apoptotic cell signaling mechanisms, extracellular matrix interactions and MAP kinases, with topics such as hypoxia signal transduction, phosphoserine and threonine-binding domains, targeting of polycomb repressive complexes, conserved signaling mechanisms in innate immunity, and signal transduction by stress-activated MAP kinases, receptor signaling, protein kinase cascades as therapeutic targets, cell death in cancer, inflammation-specific signaling, cell signaling pathways leading to regulated chromatin modifications and transcriptional control.