VOLATILITY Definition

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VOLATILITY, in securities, is the measurement of the change in price over a given time period. It is often expressed as a percentage and computed as the annualized standard deviation of percentage change in daily price.

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 EQUIPMENT TRUST CERTIFICATE is a bond that is secured by a first claim (lien) on certain equipment. The title to the equipment is held in trust until the bond is paid off.

BASIC NET INCOME PER SHARE is always reported as net income per share on an undiluted basis. The calculation of diluted net income per share includes the effect of common stock equivalents such as outstanding stock options, while the calculation of basic net income per share does not.

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