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Point

The smallest unit of price change quoted, or one one-hundredth of a percent. Related: Minimum price fluctuation and tick.

Point

A way of conceptualizing price changes in the trading of securities. For stocks, a point corresponds to $1, while for bonds it indicates a 1% change relative to the face value. For example, if one states that GE rose two points on Thursday, this means that it rose $2. See also: Tick.

point

A change in the value of a security or a security index or average. For common and preferred stocks a point represents a change of $1. For bonds a point represents a 1% change in face value. For example, a one-point decline in a $1,000 principal amount bond translates to a $10 decline in price. For stock averages and indexes a point represents a unit of movement and is best interpreted as a percent of the beginning value. For example, a 100-point decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average that started the day at 10,000 represents a 1% fall in the average.
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However, by 2020, many large developing markets that have been the main engines of recent subscriber growth notably China and Brazil could also be approaching saturation point.
There is a point, I guess, everybody has a saturation point.
POLICE warned today that boozing until the early hours in Newcastle has reached saturation point.
Cynthia Pulsford, of Cathays Terrace, told the committee, at City Hall, Cardiff: 'The amount of flats in Cathays is getting to saturation point now and it needs to be stopped.
DEG Vice President Peter Staddon, executive vice president of marketing for 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, said DVD sales were initially driven by film enthusiasts who built large libraries and have reached a saturation point.
The Hungarian telecomms authority, NHH, has announced that mobile phone use in Hungary expanded further during 2004 and that the market is now nearing saturation point.
Budgens was now looking at options to increase its distribution capacity, which would be at saturation point in 18 months, said Hyson.
THE number of restaurants in Rugby is reaching saturation point, say town centre chiefs.
With mobile phone penetration reaching saturation point in the UK, telecoms analysts were yesterday looking at another benchmark of Vodafone's and Orange's performances - annual revenue per user, or ARPU.
We are approaching the saturation point for those concepts as they become commonplace; the sizzle of SAN and NAS is beginning to fade.
Dunwoody also warned that air capacity, especially in south-east England, had reached saturation point, and suggested that at least one extra runway was needed in the region.
market is thought to be close to its saturation point for steel castings.