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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.
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It would be a great shame if this new signalling system was the end of them on the Cambrian Line.
PRASA, therefore, recognised the need to install an advanced signalling system across the rail network of Gauteng on a priority basis.
Bombardier will ensure that the new rolling stock and signalling systems enable LUL to meet their operational requirements safely and reliably.
As per these contracts, Alstom will be responsible for provision of its Urbalis 200 signalling system, points machines and station signalling equipment for the Phase IVA of Cairo Metro Line 3.
In January 2015, Alstom has also signed a contract to modernise the signalling systems on the regional railway line from Beni Suef to Asyut.
Trillium develops, licenses and supports standards-based communications software solutions for Signalling System 7 (SS7), Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), V5, Integrated Services Digital Networks (ISDN), Frame Relay, Internet Protocol (IP) and X.
Replacing the Union Station Rail Corridor signalling system is part of Metrolinx's signalling and train control improvement program, and the next phase of a revitalization that will improve service reliability, eliminate track bottlenecks, increase train speeds and reduce operating costs.
ETCS is a common signalling system which has been developed throughout Europe to enable train services to cross frontiers and boundaries between different countries without the need to change signalling systems or locomotives.
a leading provider of communications software solutions, today announces the seamless integration of its Signalling System 7 (SS7) source code software with Force Computers hardware platforms.
An electronic testing system, Efftronics Systems Private Limited has formulated Automatic Signalling System Integrity Tester that ensures safe running of trains.
a leading provider of communications software solutions, demonstrates a new Trillium-developed interface for Signalling System 7 (SS7) and Intelligent Networks (IN) at SUPERCOMM'98 (Booth 4352).
The line has been undergoing reconstruction over recent years, including modernisation of the signalling system along the line.