INDICATED DIVIDEND Total amount of dividends that would
be paid on a share of stock over the next 12 months if each
dividend were the same amount as the most recent dividend.
Usually represent by the letter e in stock tables.
INDICATED YIELD The yield, based on the most recent
quarterly rate times four. To determine the yield, divide
the annual dividend by the price of the stock. The resulting
number is represented as a percentage.
INDUSTRY The category describing a company's primary
business activity. This usually is determined by the largest
portion of revenue.
INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING (IPO) A company's first sale of
stock to the public. Securities offered in an IPO are
sometimes those of young, small companies seeking outside
equity capital and a public market for their stock.
INSIDER INFORMATION Relevant information about a company
that has not yet been made public. It is illegal for holders
of this information to make trades based on it, however
IN-THE-MONEY A "call" option is in-the-money if the strike
price is less than the market price of the underlying
security. A "put" option is in-the-money if the strike price
is greater than the market price of the underlying security.
For example, an xyz "call" option with a 52 strike price is
in-the-money when xyz trades at 52 1/8 or higher. An xyz
"put" option with a 52 strike price is in-the-money when xyz
is trading at 51 7/8 or lower.
INVENTORY For companies: Raw materials, items available for
sale or in the process of being made ready for sale. They
can be individually valued by several different means,
including cost or current market value, and collectively by
FIFO, LIFO or other techniques. The lower value of
alternatives is usually used to preclude overstating
earnings and assets. For security firms: securities bought
and held by a broker or dealer for resale.
INVENTORY TURNOVER The ratio of annual sales to inventory.
Low turnover is an unhealthy sign, indicating excess stocks
and/or poor sales.
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