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profit warning Syllabification: prof·it warn·ing
(British also profits warning)

Definition of profit warning in English:


A statement issued by a company advising the stock market that profits will be lower than expected.
Example sentences
  • Global financial services giant, the US-based American Express issued a profit warning.
  • Gucci has complained of a post-terrorism slump, ditto Mulberry, which now attributes a recent profits warning to the same cause.
  • He was fined £15,000 for selling 70,000 shares ahead of a profit warning.
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