Profit Warning

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Profit Warning

An informal announcement by a publicly-traded company that its earnings for a given quarter or year will be less than expected. This is done to price out the company's share price and avoid a sell-off or other volatility when the earnings are actually announced.
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If I am going to warn him I might as well get the beastly job over for I have little stomach to talk with the brute at all.
I despise thy contempt; and when thou warnedst me--why didst thou not warn thyself?
I want to warn you," he said in a low voice, "that through thoughtlessness and lack of caution you may cause yourself to be talked about in society.
Lucille shall go to Dorset House, but I warn you that I hold my life a slight thing where her welfare is concerned.
Everybody scolds us, everybody gives us advice, everybody warns us.
He prefaced these iconic words with: "I warn you that you will have pain - when healing and relief depend upon payment.
Under the federal WARN Act, those companies that employ more than 100 people are required to issue a warning before instituting a layoff, but two years ago the state Legislature passed a law lowering the threshold to 75 workers, as well as attempting to put some teeth into the law.
State warns that actions again private citizens are likely for some time.
At a jet's cruising altitude, the device probably could spot an ash plume more than 80 km away, giving pilots more than enough time to divert their plane around the danger and warn other aircraft passing through the area.
But the Agency knew enough to warn National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice on June 28th that a "significant al-Qaeda attack" in the near future was "highly likely" -- and to refine that warning into a prediction of a U.
It would seem then that it is not mandatory to warn one's wife before causing her to undergo the Sotah ceremony.
Following the official announcement, the movement to warn rapidly assumed the elements of a crusade.