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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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The leader in terms of the accumulated profits is still HSBC Bank Armenia - 15.
The aggregate amount of the accumulated deferred dividends is USD21.
First Preferred Capital will pay all accumulated deferred dividends and accrued dividends thereon of USD21,482,973.
It may be recalled that the Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA) normally suspends trading of a company's shares if its accumulated losses exceed 75 percent of the company's capital.
In addition to the beneficiaries having to pay tax on the previously undistributed income, an accumulation distribution from a foreign trust is subject to a substantial interest charge on that tax for distributions of income accumulated in prior years.
Pursuant to Tax Court rule 155, both parties submitted proposed computations of Metro's accumulated earnings tax for 1995.
The redemption price plus accumulated and unpaid dividends will be payable in cash to the Series A preferred holders of record on October 15, 2004, upon and subject to the surrender of the certificates representing the Redemption Shares to American Stock Transfer & Trust Company as redemption agent.
To repeal the corporate alternative minimum tax and to refund, immediately or over time, all accumulated AMT credits.
The zero pressure accumulating conveyor incorporates a modular electronic control system that allows goods to be accumulated in pre-determined zones, without coming into contact with each other.
Consider, for example, that a tax-sheltered annuity participant has accumulated $100,000.
Spontaneous Combustion--In foundry duct systems, the accumulated material can be a mix of a wide variety of reactive organic materials and their breakdown products.
With an initial investment of $100,000, a hopeful investor would have accumulated by mid-century around $49 million.