| A | . .1MTX Glossary: BONDS... ANALYSIS Glossary . Above Water The condition of an asset's actual value when it is greater than the asset's book value. Absolute Advantage The ability of a country, individual, company, or region to produce a good or service at a lower cost per unit than the cost at which any other entity produces that good or service. Accounting Period 1. In general, the time period reflected by a set of financial statements. 2. In terms of taxation, it is the 12-month period a taxpayer uses to determine their income tax. Accretion 1. Growth through addition or expansion. 2. In reference to discount bonds, the term is used to specifically describe the accumulation of value until maturity. Accretive Acquisition An acquisition that will increase the acquiring company's EPS. ...EPS (Earnings per share) Acid-Test Ratio A stringent test that indicates if a firm has enough short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities without selling inventory. The acid-test ratio is far more strenuous than the working capital ratio, primarily because the working capital ratio allows for the inclusion of inventory assets. Calculated by: (Cash + Accounts Receivable + Short-term Investments) / Current Liabilities Active Investing An investment strategy involving ongoing buying and selling actions of the investor. Active investors will purchase investments and continuously monitor their activity in order to exploit profitable conditions. Active Management An investing strategy that seeks returns in excess of a specified benchmark. Actual Return The actual gain or loss of an investor. This can be expressed in the following formula: expected return (ex-ante) plus the effect of firm-specific and economy-wide news. Actuarial Analysis The analysis of an investment's risk done by an actuary. Advance / Decline Line - A/D A technical analysis tool representing the total of differences between advances and declines of security prices. The advance/decline line is considered the best indicator of market movement as a whole. Stock indexes such as the DJIA only tell us the strength of 30 stocks where as the A/D line provides much more insight. Advisor A person or company responsible for making investments on behalf of and/or giving advice to investors. After The Bell After the close of the stock market. »...After-Hours Trading: Understanding the Risks (SEC) Aging A method used by accountants and investors to evaluate and identify any irregularities within a company's account receivables. Aging is achieved by sorting and inspecting the accounts according to their length outstanding. Air Pocket Stock When the price of a stock plunges unexpectedly, similar to an airplane when it hits an air pocket. Airbag Swap An interest rate swap whose notional value adjusts according to rising interest rates by indexing the floating portion to a Constant Maturity Swap (CMS). Alligator Spread A term referring to an unprofitable spread regardless of favorable market movements. This loss is due entirely to large commissions charged upon the transactions. Alternative Assets A term referring to non-traditional assets with potential economic value. Altman Z-Score A predictive model created by Edward Altman in the 1960s. This model combines five different financial ratios to determine the likelihood of bankruptcy amongst companies. ...website (EDWARD I. ALTMAN) Amortization 1. The paying off of debt in regular installments over a period of time. 2. The deduction of capital expenses over a specific period of time. Similar to depreciation, it is a method of measuring the consumption of the value of long-term assets like equipment or buildings. Analyst A financial professional who has expertise in evaluating investments and puts together buy, sell, and hold recommendations on securities. Also known as a financial analyst or security analyst. »...Analyst Recommendations (SEC) Ankle Biter Stock issues that are worth less than $500 million in terms of market capitalization. They are known as "small cap" stocks. Annual Report A corporation's annual statement of financial operations. Annual reports include a balance sheet, income statement, auditor's report, and a description of the company's operations. »...more (SEC) APICS Business Outlook Index A national manufacturing index that surveys several manufacturing firms on a monthly basis. If the index is above 50 it signals expansion, if it dips below 50 it indicates contraction. Appraisal Ratio A ratio between the Alpha and "Residual Standard Deviation" of a product. This is mainly used by analysts. Arithmetic Mean Average The average return from a series of returns over a period of time. Calculated by dividing the sum of the series by the number of observations. Arms Index (TRIN) A short-term technical analysis breadth indicator calculated as the following: TRIN = (Advancing Issues/Declining Issues)/(Volume of Advancing Issues/Volume of Declining Issues) Ascending Tops This refers to a series of peaks, each peak higher than the previous one on the stock's chart pattern. Ask Size The number of shares a seller is selling at a quoted ask price. Aspirin Count Theory A market theory that states stock prices and aspirin production are inversely (opposite) related. Asset Class A specific category of assets or investments. Asset Play An incorrectly valued stock that is attractive because its combined asset value is greater than its market capitalization. Asset Stripper An individual who determines if the value of a company is worth more purchased as a whole or divided into separate assets which are sold off. This is usually done in order to fulfill debt agreements. Asset Turnover The amount of sales generated for every dollar's worth of assets. It is calculated by dividing sales in dollars by assets in dollars. Asset Valuation The process of determining the current worth of a portfolio, company, investment, or balance sheet item. Atlanta Fed Index A manufacturing survey that covers prominent manufacturing states like Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and Louisiana. Available Seat Miles (ASM) This refers to how many seat miles were actually available for purchase on an airline. If all of the seats on the plane are not sold, then the ASM indicates the overall capacity the airline is operating at. Average Annual Growth Rate (AAGR) The average increase in the value of a portfolio over the period of a year. Average Down The process of buying additional shares in a company at lower prices than you originally purchased. This brings the average price you've paid for all your shares down. Average Up The process of buying additional shares in a company at higher prices than you originally purchased. This brings the average price you've paid for all your shares up. Average Qualitative Opinion (AQO) AQO is a number that summarizes analysts' ratings for a particular company. Average True Range (ATR) A measure of volatility introduced by Welles Wilder in his book: New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems. Away from the Market When the bid on an order is lower (or the ask price is higher) than the current market price for the security. . . ADVERTISEMENT ^ top Sources: Yahoo.com; Nasdaq.com; Boerse-Frankfurt.com; SEC.gov; Wikipedia.org; thefreedictionary.com; Others; 1MTX 2008
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 16:21 GMT
TAL's (XRS) Q2 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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TAL Education Group (NYSE:XRS)
Q2 2015 Results Earnings Conference Call
October 21, 2014 8:00 AM ET
Executives
Mei Li - Investor Relations
Joseph Kauffman - Current Chief Financial Officer
Rong Luo - New Chief Financial Officer
Analysts
Fei Fang - Goldman Sachs
Tian Hou - T.H. Capital
Philip Wan - Morgan Stanley
Ella Ji - Oppenheimer
Leon Chik - J. P. Morgan
Presentation
Operator
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing. And welcome to the TAL Education Group?s Second Fiscal Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Following the presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions)
I must advise you that this conference is being recorded today, Tuesday, 21 of October 2014. I would now like to hand the conference over to Ms. Mei Li now. Thank you. Please go ahead.
Mei Li
Thank you all for joining us today
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 16:06 GMT
ManpowerGroup's (MAN) CEO Jonas Prising on Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN)
Q3 2014 Results Earnings Conference Call
October 21, 2014 08:30 AM ET
Executives
Jonas Prising - Chief Executive Officer
Mike Van Handel - Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Joerres - Executive Chairman


Analysts


Andrew Steinerman - JPMorgan
Tim McHugh - William Blair & Company
Kevin McVeigh - Macquarie Capital
Anj Singh - Credit Suisse
Tobey Sommer - SunTrust
Gary Bisbee - RBC
Sara Gubins - Bank of America Merrill Lynch
George Tong - Piper Jaffray & Co.


Presentation
Operator
Thank you all for standing by. We?d like to welcome you to ManpowerGroup Third Quarter Earnings Result announcement. We'll have a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions). This call is being recorded. If you object, you may disconnect now.
I would now like to turn the call over to ManpowerGroup's CEO, Mr. Mr. Jonas Prising. Sir, you may begin.
Jonas Prising
Good morning, and welcome to the third quarter 2014 conference
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 15:54 GMT
Carlisle Companies' (CSL) CEO David Roberts on Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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Carlisle Companies Inc. (NYSE:CSL)
Q3 2014 Earnings Conference Call
October 21, 2014 08:00 AM ET
Executives
David Roberts - Chairman, President and CEO
Steve Ford - CFO
Analysts
Ivan Marcuse - KeyBanc Capital Markets
Ajay Kejriwal - FBR Capital Markets
Joel Tiss - BMO Capital Markets
Glenn Wortman - Sidoti & Company
Tim Wojs - Robert W. Baird & Co.
Neil Frohnapple - Longbow Research
Rob Crystal - Goldman Sachs
Presentation


Operator
Good morning. My name is Jackie and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Carlisle Companies Incorporated Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers? remarks, there will be question-and-answer session [Operator Instructions]. Thank you.
I would now like to turn the call over to Mr. David Roberts, Chairman, President and CEO of Carlisle Companies.
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 15:30 GMT
ARM Holding's (ARMH) CEO Simon Segars on Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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ARM Holdings plc (NASDAQ:ARMH)
Q3 2014 Earnings Conference Call
October 21, 2014 04:30 AM ET
Executives
Ian Thornton ? VP, IR
Simon Segars ? CEO
Tim Score ? CFO
Analysts
Gareth Jenkins ? UBS
Andrew Gardiner ? Barclays
Brett Simpson ? Arete Research
Sandeep Deshpande ? JPMorgan
Matt Ramsay ? Canaccord Genuity
Janardan Menon ? Liberum
Achal Sultania ? Credit Suisse
Amit Harchandani ? Citigroup
Lee Simpson ? Jefferies
Johannes Schaller ? Deutsche Bank
Andrew Dunn ? RBC
Presentation
Operator
Welcome to the ARM Q3 Analyst Results Conference Call. (Operator Instructions). I must advise you that this conference is being recorded today on Tuesday, 21 October, 2014. I would now like to hand the conference over to your speaker, Mr. Ian Thornton. Please go ahead, sir.
Ian Thornton
Thank you. Good morning, everybody. This is Ian Thornton, VP of Investor Relations at ARM. On today's Q3 results conference call we
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 15:22 GMT
Washington Trust Bancorp's (WASH) CEO Joseph MarcAurele on Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:WASH)
Q3 2014 Earnings Call
October 21, 2014 8:30 am ET
Executives
Elizabeth Eckel - SVP, Marketing & IR
Joseph MarcAurele - Chairman & CEO
David Devault, Vice Chairman, Secretary & CFO
Analysts
Mark Fitzgibbon - Sandler O'Neill
Travis Lan - Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Taylor Brodarick - Guggenheim Securities
Presentation
Operator
Good morning and welcome to the Washington Trust Bancorp Incorporated Conference Call. My name is Rob, I will your operator today. (Operator Instructions). Today's call is being recorded.
And now I will turn the call over to Elizabeth B. Eckel, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Investor Relations. Ms. Eckel?
Elizabeth Eckel
Thanks, Rob, and thank you everyone for joining us for Washington Trust Bancorp Inc.'s third quarter conference call. Washington Trust trades on NASDAQ/OMX market under the symbol WASH. The host of this morning's discussion are Joseph J. MarcAurele, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer; and
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 14:55 GMT
Sonic Automotive (SAH) Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Webcast
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 14:55 GMT
Lockheed Martin (LMT) Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Webcast
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 14:55 GMT
Regions Financial (RF) Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Webcast
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 14:42 GMT
Swedbank's (SWDBF) CEO Michael Wolf on Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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Swedbank AB (OTCPK:SWDBF)
Q3 2014 Earnings Conference Call
October 21, 2014 2:45 AM ET


Executives


Michael Wolf ? President and Chief Executive Officer
Göran Bronner ? Chief Financial Officer
Anders Karlsson ? Chief Risk Officer


Analysts


Peter Kessiakoff ? Carnegie
Rickard Henze ? Nordea Markets
Omar Keenan ? Deutsche Bank
Peter Wallin ? Handelsbanken
Magnus Andersson ? ABG
Alvaro Serrano ? Morgan Stanley
Daniel Do-Thoi ? JPMorgan
Masih Yazdi ? SEB
Nick Davey ? UBS
Riccardo Rovere ? Mediobanca
Jan Wolter ? Credit Suisse
Jacob Kruse ? Autonomous Research
John Bäckman ? Danske Bank
Adrian Cighi ? RBC Europe Ltd.
Andreas Hakansson ? Exane BNP Paribas
Mathew Clark ? Nomura


Presentation


Operator
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Swedbank Interim Report January to September 2014 Conference Call. Today, I?m pleased to present, Mr. Michael Wolf, President and CEO. For the first part of this call, participants will be in listen-only
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 14:40 GMT
Rent-A-Center (RCII) Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Webcast
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 14:25 GMT
IDEX (IEX) Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Webcast
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 13:55 GMT
Signature Bank (SBNY) Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Webcast
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 13:55 GMT
Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Webcast
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 13:55 GMT
A. O. Smith (AOS) Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Webcast
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 13:55 GMT
Brinker International (EAT) Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Webcast
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 13:55 GMT
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Webcast
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 13:55 GMT
Asbury Automotive Group (ABG) Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Webcast
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 13:50 GMT
Reckitt Benckiser Group's (RBGPF) CEO Rakesh Kapoor on Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc. (OTCPK:RBGPF)
Q3 2014 Earnings Conference Call
October 21, 2014 3:30 AM ET
Executives


Rakesh Kapoor ? CEO
Adrian Hennah ? CFO
Analysts


Celine Pannuti ? JP Morgan
Iain Simpson ? Société Générale
Erik Sjogren ? Morgan Stanley
Harold Thompson ? Deutsche Bank
Jeremy Fialko ? Redburn Partners
Rosie Edwards ? Goldman Sachs
Charles Manso de Zuniga ? Société Générale
Charles Pick ? Numis Securities
Toby McCullagh ? Citigroup
Guillaume Delmas ? Nomura Securities
Presentation


Operator
Good day, and welcome to the Q3 2014 IMS RB Conference Call. Today?s conference is being recorded. At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to Mr. Rakesh Kapoor. Please go ahead sir.
Rakesh Kapoor
Good morning, and welcome to RB?s Third Quarter Results Conference Call. Adrian Hennah, our CFO and I will take you through a summary of today?s announcement and then we?ll be pleased to take
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 13:39 GMT
AkzoNobel's (AKZOF) CEO Ton Buchner on Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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AkzoNobel Nv (OTCPK:AKZOF)
Q3 2014 Earnings Conference Call
October 21, 2014 3:00 AM ET
Executives


Sheryl Stokes ? Investor Relations
Ton Buchner ? Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Maëlys Castella ? Chief Financial Officer


Analysts
Paul Walsh ? Morgan Stanley
Peter Clark ? Société Générale
Marcus Diebel ? Citigroup
Patrick Lambert ? Nomura
Tony Jones ? Redburn Partners
Jean-Francois Meymandi ? UBS
Mutlu Gundogan ? ABN AMRO
Michael Rae ? Goldman Sachs
Markus Mayer ? Baader Bank
Christian Faitz ? Kepler Cheuvreux
Jaideep Pandya ? Berenberg


Presentation


Sheryl Stokes
Good morning, everybody, and welcome to the AkzoNobel 2014 third quarter earnings call. I am Sheryl Stokes. And today, we have our CEO Ton Buchner and our CFO Maëlys Castella to guide you through our Q3 results.
This morning, we will also be referring to a results presentation, which you can either download from our website, www.akzonobel.com, or you can follow
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 13:25 GMT
The Coca-Cola (KO) Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Webcast
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