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prime

(prīm) [L. primus, first]
1. The period of greatest health and strength.
2. To give an initial treatment in preparation for either a larger dose of the same medicine, or a different medicine.

prime

n : a cue given to prompt, facilitate or inhibit a particular response in experimental studies; or v : the act of presenting a prime.

prime

first grade or best quality.
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Reason to Expect Asymmetric Behavior in the Prime Rate
This follows a previous decrease in Dollar Bank's prime rate from 8-3/4% to 8-1/2% on December 20, 1995.
It is rare for the short-term prime rate to stay above the long-term prime rate.
Prime Rate represents approximately 95,000 accounts, servicing 800 active insurance agents with a staff of 57 employees.
The long-term prime rate is the rate that banks charge their most creditworthy customers on loans of one year or longer.
CO: Pilgrim Prime Rate Trust ST: California IN: FIN SU: DIV
This follows a previous increase in Dollar Bank's prime rate from 6-3/4% to 7-1/4% on May 18th of this year.
Pilgrim Prime Rate Trust was the first mutual fund to invest in a portfolio of senior collateralized, floating-rate loans originated by major commercial banks.
Jeffrey Morrow, Executive Vice President for the bank, said "this increase in the prime rate is a necessary reaction to the tightening of interest rates by the Fed.
15, 1994, will be in an amount per share equal to one-quarter of 70 percent of the average of the Prime Rate (as defined in the provisions attaching to the 9 1/8 Percent Cumulative Redeemable Fixed/Floating Rate First Preferred Shares) in effect on each day during the three calendar months ended on the last day of July 1994 (the "Calculation Period") multiplied by $25.
Dividend on the outstanding 9-1/8 Percent Cumulative Redeemable Fixed/Floating Rate First Preferred Shares for the period ending May 15, 1994, will be in an amount per share equal to one-quarter of 70 percent of the average of the Prime Rate (as defined in the provisions attaching to the 9-1/8 Percent Cumulative Redeemable Fixed/Floating Rate First Preferred Shares) in effect on each day during the three calendar months ended on the last day of April 1994 (the "Calculation Period") multiplied by $25.
LOS ANGELES, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilgrim Prime Rate Trust (NYSE: PPR), a $720 million closed-end mutual fund, today declared a monthly dividend of 5.