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MARKET VALUE Definition
MARKET VALUE, in general, is the price at which buyers and sellers trade similar items in an open marketplace. In the absence of a market price, it is the estimated highest price a buyer would be warranted in paying and a seller justified in accepting, provided both parties were fully informed and acted intelligently and voluntarily. See also OPEN MARKET VALUE (OMV).
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CASH DIVIDEND is the payment of earnings to shareholders.
PROFITABILITY RATIOS are measures of performance showing how much the firm is earning compared to its sales, assets or equity.