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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However, a plant closing or a mass layoff occurring in the context of a sale, will trigger WARN notice requirements.
He continued: "I warn you that you must not expect work - when many cannot spend, more will not be able to earn.
Traditionally, tort law protected alcoholic beverage manufacturers from the duty to warn under the "good whiskey" argument which stated that "Good whiskey is not unreasonably dangerous merely because it will make some people drunk .
Upjohn's argument misses the point because it fails to distinguish between two separate issues: (1) whether the manufacturer knew or could have known of a risk; and (2) whether the manufacturer decided not to warn of a known risk.
Getting students to trust teachers and administrators with information about someone bringing a weapon or planning violence on campus is the central and controversial element of WARN, said Jay Shaffer, the history and government teacher who created the program in the weeks following Ensley's killing.
The city attorney also is asking the court to force tobacco companies to fund a statewide advertising campaign to warn the public about tobacco products.
The anti-piracy seal warns that the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted work is illegal and punishable by up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines.
In California, workers' comp has a combined ratio of 140 so far this year and may reach as high as 160 by year end, Warns said.
The Second Prize Winner is a wart removal product instruction guide that warns, "Do not use if you cannot see clearly to read the information in the information booklet.
Two young women who had overheard a discussion about the chips' side effects - every bag warns consumers that the products ``may cause abdominal cramping and loose stools'' - refused to even take a bite.
Karl Anderson, Wildlife Educators executive director, also warns his audience about the dangers and difficulties of keeping exotic animals as pets.
Photo: A sign at the Sherman Oaks Galleria warns of unhealt hful air conditions inside the partially enclosed parking garage.