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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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The speaker certainly has an idea of the effect which may or may not be known to the one being warned (hearer), hence the need for the warning.
In its warning, the association warned the ministry that the same international research company has been conducting a number of other projects under the titles "Sales Analysis" and "Perspectives of Pharmacists in the Pharmaceutical Industry."
Speaking before an enthusiastic packed session at the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting in November, Feder warned that the Republican proposals threaten the basic concepts that make Social Security and Medicare universally accepted.
Also, rescue workers digging through unstable rubble in the wake of a major quake could be warned of aftershocks that are on their way.
The outlawed LVF has warned that it will kill anybody driving a southern-registered car.
According to Rowley, "HQ personnel never disclosed to the Minneapolis agents that the Phoenix division had, only approximately three weeks earlier, warned of al-Qaeda operatives in flight schools seeking flight training for terrorist purposes!"
But if she acts in a way that would independently throw suspicion on her, then, since she'd been warned, her status changes immediately and she is liable for the Sotah.
One obstetrician warned that the dangers of drinking during pregnancy are so serious, therapeutic abortion for alcoholic women may be advised." [30]
He has continuously warned investors against the danger of an inflated stock market, but investors don't seem to be listening.
The police officers who were awarded punishments included: Inspector Sikandar Hayat have been warned and resisted permanently, Inspectors Muhammad Ibraheem, Riaz Abbas, Gulam Abbas have been warned, Constable Abu Bakr have been warned twice, senior clerk Muhammad Rafique Bajwa warned and penalized one days salary, Muhammad Rafique Bajwa warned, Sohail Yousuf warned twice, while junior clerk Shahzad Nawab have been warned and penalized one days salary, Sidra Asghar warned, Muhammad Arshad Saeed warned and penalized one days salary, while Naib Qasid Imran Shah warned and penalized one month salary and Muhammad Saleem have been given warning and penalized during the period of absence from duty.
Bush warned the Iraqi leader, perhaps for the last time, that he needed to give up any biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons he may be hiding.
Occupants of the danger zone should be warned immediately so they may seek a safer location.