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Blue Chip Stock

Stock in a well-known and highly respected publicly-traded company. Blue chip companies are usually financially sound and are thought to be relatively low-risk investments. They tend to be less volatile than other companies and to provide solid growth to portfolios. Examples in the United States include General Electric and Coca-Cola. Indices such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average tracks blue chip stocks.

blue chip

A very high quality investment involving a lower-than-average risk of loss of principal or reduction in income. The term is generally used to refer to securities of companies having a long history of sustained earnings and dividend payments.
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First, we form a combined sample that includes the blue-chip index constituents from France, Germany, and the UK and compare them with the combined sample including all mid-cap index constituents from the three countries.
Comments from cartel Opec that oil could reach EUR170 a barrel this summer combined with fresh concerns over inflation from the Bank of England and the US Federal Reserve in a miserable session for blue-chips.
The day's biggest blue-chip fallers were ITV down 2.5p at 112p, ICAP down 8.5p at 478p, Kingfisher down 4.25p at 262.5p and Shire down 15.5p at 1043p.
"Everything we do, both with our blue-chip clients and SMEs, is up front and transparent.
Imperial Brands helped contain the losses on the blue-chip index, adding 2.2 per cent after the tobacco company announced plans for a PS200m buyback and said it would revise its dividend policy.
Blue-chip companies, which report in US dollars or euros, get a lift on the FTSE 100 Index when the pound struggles because their earnings benefit from a more favourable currency translation.
The leading blue-chip faller was pubs group Punch Taverns, off 26p at 1278p despite better-than-expected interim results.
The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average rebounded 81.96 points, or 0.73 percent, from the previous day to 11,317.43, its highest level since May 2001.
The building is fully leased to mostly blue-chip tenants paying an aver age of $54 SF.
The authority purchased blue-chip shares worth an estimated 2 to 3 billion Hong Kong dollars Friday, but the amount of shares purchased Tuesday seemed to be smaller, market sources said.
Blue-chip stocks have always been mainstays in any savvy investor's portfolio.
LONDON'S blue-chip index fell from record heights and the pound bounced back as conflicting General Election polls led to choppy trading on the financial markets.