Projection

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Projection

The use of econometric models to forecast the future performance of a company, country, or other financial entity using historical and current information.

Projection

The use of certain data to predict future market movements, economic trends, and other things. Various methods exist for making projections; experts differ on which ones, if any, work. See also: Technical Analysis, Fundamental Analysis, Random Walk Theory.

projection

A forecast of future trends in a business,based on past experiences or on other currently available data. A projection that senior housing needs will increase at 12 percent per year for the next 5 years may form the basis for a pro forma profit and loss statement for development of a retirement community.

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The pocket-sized projectors and laser TVs, or rear-projection TVs, are estimated to help boost Asia Optical's revenue for the last quarter and this quarter by 40%, respectively.
In the flat-panel market, LCD TVs were previously considered suitable for small to midsize screens, plasma TVs for large screens, and rear-projection TVs for very large screens.
Wal-Mart, which does not break out category sales, saw its biggest electronics gains in HDTV, including rear-projection TVs, LCDs, and plasma and digital tube televisions, according to a company spokeswoman.
Some manufacturers are beginning to recognize that thin is in and are reacting by slimming down their rear-projection TVs. Sean Wargo, director of industry analysis at the CEA, said that he has seen rear-projection TVs down to nearly 6 inches thick.
The company also deepened its offering of high-resolution, rear-projection TVs. Retailers can expect a rollout later this year of rear-projection models in 46, 50, 56 and 61 inches.
Falling prices for electronics - especially large-screen direct-view as well as rear-projection TVs - have spurred consumer interest at all income levels.
Two 52-inch rear-projection TVs and a 35-inch direct-view model make up the 50 Series.