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Windfall

A sudden, unexpected profit or gain. A windfall may occur, for example, after a company announces an earnings surprise and its stock consequently jumps significantly. Companies may also experience windfall when demand for their products skyrockets; for example, an umbrella manufacturer may see windfall during an especially rainy year. See also: Windfall shares, Windfall tax.

windfall

An unexpected profit or gain. An investor holding a stock that increases greatly in price because of an unexpected takeover offer receives a windfall.
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Trading down from a detached home to a bungalow could produce an average windfall of just over PS97,000 across the UK, a 41% increase on the PS68,814 average sum which could have gained in 2002, researchers found.
CPAs can help clients and employers analyze how the method used to determine the realization of windfalls will affect the company's financial statements.
4 million members are eligible for windfall shares after policyholders last month voted overwhelmingly in favour of the demutualisation.
Registering your vote is sufficient to validate your windfall claim.
A further variable windfall will be paid based on how long people have held their policies and how big they are.
During the 4 years after their families moved out of poverty thanks to a community-wide economic windfall, Cherokee children in rural North Carolina exhibited marked declines in behaviors such as delinquency, violence, disobedience, and truancy, according to epidemiologist E.
She said the company needed to reclaim the windfalls so that other investors would not be affected by the mistake.
The windfalls were supposed to be paid last August but some people have not yet received their cheques or even a reply to letters of complaint.
If the Nationwide Building Society should convert, only those who opened savings accounts or took out mortgages before November 1997 will qualify for windfalls.
1 billion, triggering pounds 240 windfalls for AA members, the company announced today.
This Article defines windfalls as economic gains independent of work, planning, or other productive activities that society wishes to reward.