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Amortization of Acquisition Costs, Supplemental
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Amortization of Acquisition Costs, Supplemental represents systematic charges to expense over the useful lives of assets that lack physical existence and have a high degree of uncertainty concerning future benefits.
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Amortization of Deferred Policy Acquisition Costs
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Amortization of Deferred Policy Acquisition Costs represents amortization of deferred policy acquisition costs for an insurance company. Deferred policy acquisition costs represent commissions already paid for insurance policies acquired.
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Amortization of Intangibles
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Amortization of Intangibles represents systematic charges to expenses over the useful lives of assets that lack physical existence.
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Amortization of Intangibles
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Amortization of Intangibles represents a non-cash expense incurred due to the amortization of intangible fixed assets.
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Amortization of Intangibles, Operating
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Amortization of Intangibles represents the accounting process of allocating the cost of assets that lack physical existence over those periods expected to benefit from the use of these assets. These assets usually have a high degree of uncertainty concerning future benefits.
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Amortization of Intangibles, Supplemental
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Amortization of Intangibles, Supplemental represents systematic charges to expense over the useful lives of assets that lack physical existence and a high degree of uncertainty concerning future benefits.
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Amortization of Policy Acquisition Costs
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Amortization of Policy Acquisition Costs represents policy acquisition costs that are capitalized and amortized over the contractual period of the underlying policy.
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Analysts
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Individuals working for a research or brokerage firm. They make forecasts about companies' future earnings, revenues, growth rates, and stock price (price target). They also make recommendations regarding buying, selling, or holding a particular stock.
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As Of
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This is the date that the most recent Short Interest information reflects.
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Ask
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This is the quoted ask, or the lowest price an investor will accept to sell a stock. Practically speaking, this is the quoted offer at which an investor can buy shares of stock.