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Watch list

A list of securities selected for special surveillance by a brokerage, exchange, or regulatory organization; firms on the list are often takeover targets, companies planning to issue new securities, or stocks showing unusual activity.

Watch List

A list of securities that the SEC or other body is observing closely because their companies are suspected of regulatory or legal violations, or because it has simply attracted an unusual amount of attention recently. For example, a company about to make a new issue of stock may be placed on the watch list to ensure that it abides by all regulations, even if it has never been suspected of violating any.

watch list

A roster of securities that are under scrutiny for a special reason. For example, a watch list may be established for stock that has exhibited an unusual trading volume or for debt securities that have reduced quality ratings.
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Hroniss Grasu is on the watch lists for the Outland Trophy (nation's most outstanding interior lineman) and the Rimington Award (nation's premier center).
This includes data on specific companies and business owners, including payroll receipts, financial data, bankruptcy records, liens, judgments, creditworthiness and whether the applicant is on the terrorism watch list.
In addition airport workers will have to be checked against the terrorist watch list before they are allowed to go unescorted past security checkpoints or on the tarmac, reports The Associated Press.
Generally, the federal government's approach to using watch lists in performing its border security mission is decentralized and nonstandard, largely because these lists were developed in response to individual agencies' unique missions, including their respective legal, cultural, and systems environments.
Sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota and junior running back De'Anthony Thomas were both named to the Maxwell Award watch list, and junior cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was given a spot on the Bednarik Award watch list.
Oregon seniors John Boyett and Dion Jordan were named Thursday to a second watch list for an award honoring college football's defensive player of the year, and Carson York also has been named to an award's preseason watch list.
The NCFAA, which comprises most every major college football postseason award outside of the Heisman Trophy, is releasing various watch lists over the course of the next two weeks.