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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With the missile battery in place, "unidentified planes, helicopters and balloons risk being shot down should they drift too close to the heads of state," warned the report.
Most shrugged their heads and got on with life, which, for many, meant driving along the very bridges Davis warned about only a day earlier.
While Thorp testified that she could and would have stopped drinking had she been warned, lawyers for the defendant introduced evidence to the contrary.
The pilots' confusion was compounded by the fact that the very danger being warned of -- low cabin air pressure -- impairs cognitive functions.
Since at least 1985, reports have warned of potential dangers in eating certain kinds of saltwater fish caught close to shore in San Pedro Bay.
Miss Johnson also alleges that the Defendants knew from their own clinical trials of Children's Motrin that it caused cases of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/TENS and that Defendants had warned about Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/TENS in their drug package insert for the prescription form of the drug before Children's Motrin began being distributed and sold over-the-counter (OTC) to the public.
Windy conditions and possible heavy snow could produce local blizzard conditions with near zero visibility at times,'' the Weather Service statement warned.
If you make a mistake and start out of your lane, you will be warned," said John Cole, driver/trainer for FirstFleet, a full-service truckload carrier based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Recently, both county zoning officials and state Fish and Game Department wardens warned Anderson about several violations regarding the animals.