OPPORTUNISTIC BEHAVIOUR occurs where one party takes advantage of his superior knowledge, in order to further his/her interests, by failing to disclose such information to the other party. This would occur, for example, if a supplier of widgets had information about a product which was deliberately withheld from the potential buyer, in the knowledge that such information would negatively affect the price of the product or the willingness of the buyer to purchase it.
PROFITABILITY is companys ability to generate revenues in excess of the costs incurred in producing those revenues.
S&P 500 see STANDARD AND POORS.
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