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Broker/analyst recommendation that could mean slightly different things depending on the broker/analyst. In general, it means to increase the number of shares of a particular security over the near term, but not to liquidate other parts of the portfolio to buy a security that might skyrocket. A buy recommendation, but not an urgent buy.


1. The gradual purchase of a single security over a long period of time as opposed to a single purchase all at once. This is done to avoid causing fluctuations in price. See also: Distribution, Accumulation Area.

2. See: Market Outperform.


To purchase a relatively large amount of stock in a firm during a given period. Compare distribute.
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Completing the sales offer with a comprehensive portfolio within mobile banking and mobile security makes Accumulate a leading actor in the world market for mobile financial services.
If some antibiotics prove persistent in the environment, they could gradually accumulate in soils.
Additionally, shareholders who desire to accumulate additional interests in Celtic will have the opportunity to acquire Scrip from selling Scrip holders in order to accumulate additional whole shares without paying brokerage commissions and other transaction costs.
The findings have important implications, says Keeling, because researchers must understand how carbon dioxide accumulates in the atmosphere before they can forecast how much climate will warm in response to the buildup of greenhouse gases.
Ratings are based on a five tiered system of Buy (B), Accumulate (A), Hold (H), Trim (T) and Sell (S).
Members can accumulate credits through various sources of education including monthly chapter meetings, conferences, and other approved activities.
The Merrill Lynch study is based on a sophisticated computer model that calculates how much Baby Boom households with varying characteristics need to save throughout their adult lives in order to accumulate sufficient assets for retirement.
With so much erosion from these peaks, the flood of sediments would bury vast amounts of organic matter on the ocean floor, ultimately allowing oxygen to accumulate in the atmosphere, he suggests.
Variable annuities are long-term investment vehicles intended to help investors accumulate tax-deferred earnings over time and provide guaranteed retirement income.
In weeks, this Citrobacter species can accumulate 9 grams of uranium for each gram of its own dry weight without suffering ill effects, says Lynne E.
However, an accumulation provision said if income exceeded the amount the trustees deemed necessary for Lavedna's "needs, best interests and welfare," then the trustees had the discretion to accumulate the income.